Today during the Star Wars celebration event, a panel of creators developing the upcoming Star Wars Vader Immortal confirmed that the experience will be coming to the Oculus Rift, in addition to Quest which was previously confirmed.
Star Wars Vader Immortal was announced last year as a collaboration between ILMxLAB—Lucasfilm’s immersive storytelling arm—and Oculus Studios. The title was confirmed for Oculus Quest at the time, but today it was announced that it will also be coming to Rift.
A new trailer shows some of the story elements at play, as well as lightsaber combat:
The experience has been described as a ‘series’, and the only bit that’s been talked about so far is ”episode one’. From descriptions by the team working on the project, it increasingly seems that the title will be more of an ‘experience’ focused primarily on story rather than a full fledged game. During the creator panel it was said that “it’s not a movie, it’s not a ride, and it’s not a game,” describing how building the experience for VR involved fusing aspects of each.