SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2022—ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio, today announced Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition, coming exclusively to PlayStation® VR2 (PS VR2) in 2023. The reveal of the complete and fully-enhanced experience was made during PlayStation’s State of Play event, where the studio debuted a first-look trailer for fans.
“All of us at ILMxLAB are thrilled to bring even more Star Wars fans to Batuu on such a stunningly immersive platform with Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition” said Harvey Whitney, Producer. “When we say ‘enhanced’ we truly mean it, as the adventure has been completely enhanced and upgraded in every way to take advantage of what’s possible on PlayStation VR2. We can’t wait for everyone to check it out when it releases next year.”
Rebuilt to take advantage of hardware capabilities on PS VR2, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition will bring fans to a galaxy far, far away in an even more immersive way. When players look around, eye tracking cameras built into the headset will follow their line of sight, with advanced foveated rendering techniques furthering the visual experience while dynamic soundscapes surround them in rich 3D audio. Players will also feel interactions with the world around them through headset feedback, and adaptive triggers and haptic feedback built into the PS VR2 Sense controllers, providing an even stronger sense of immersion.
In Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition, fans will have the opportunity to live out their own action-packed Star Wars story in virtual reality. Players will play as a droid repair technician who gets swept up into a grand adventure after crash landing on the planet Batuu following an attack by the Guavian Death Gang. This kicks off a series of extraordinary events, proving that anyone in the galaxy can become a hero.
During the experience players will be joined by fan-favorite characters including R2-D2, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), and Dok-Ondar (Cory Rouse). They will also meet new characters like the boisterous barkeep Seezelslak (Bobby Moynihan), treasure hunter Lens Kamo (Karla Crome), and Guavian Death Gang leader Tara Rashin (Debra Wilson).
While at Seezelslak’s Cantina, the Azumel bartender will transport players to other places and times in the Star Wars galaxy through his legendary Tales. Through him, they will live out the story of the Padawan-turned-Jedi Ady Sun’Zee (Ellie Araiza) in “The Temple of Darkness” and “The Sacred Garden.” In “The Bounty of Boggs Triff,” players will take on a peculiar bounty while playing as the class four assassin droid IG-88 (Rhys Darby).
Centrally anchored in the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive and epic lands at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the experience compliments and explores beyond the physical boundaries of the Parks. Players will see and work with familiar characters like Mubo (Matthew Wood), the owner of Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot, who will set them up with equipment and items throughout their journey.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition will be released as the complete experience on PS VR2. Additional details, including release timing and pricing, will be announced at a later date.
Fans looking to stay up-to-date on all news and updates can wishlist the experience on the PlayStation Store.
ABOUT STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge will give players the opportunity to live their own adventure and explore a new part of a galaxy far, far away in virtual reality. The original story features both new and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe with multiple styles of gameplay and difficulty settings to accommodate a wide variety of players, from Star Wars fans to VR gamers alike.
Primarily taking place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the planet of Batuu, the adventure is set on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the epic new land at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was initially released in two parts on the Oculus Quest, with part I releasing in November 2020 and part II in September 2021.
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ILMxLAB is Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio, pioneering a new era of interactive storytelling through virtual and mixed reality experiences. Working with acclaimed creators and designers, ILMxLAB creates living worlds, inviting you to step inside and become the hero of your own personal adventure.
The studio is known for the Emmy-nominated Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, created with Oculus Studios, and location-based experiences like CARNE y ARENA, the Oscar-winning collaboration with Alejandro G. Ińárritu and Legendary Entertainment, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, and Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Damage Control. ILMxLAB believes that allowing audiences to interact with compelling characters in engaging stories can have a profound impact, and create lasting memories.
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