Announced at Oculus Connect 5 in San Jose, the new Oculus Quest is an all-in-one virtual reality system utilizing six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers to provide a fully immersive experience, coming to consumers next spring for $399. Developers can start building high-quality games and applications for Oculus Quest using Unreal Engine 4 right now.
Oculus Quest will include popular Unreal-powered Rift games such as Moss and Robo Recall. In addition, ILMxLAB announced their highly anticipated VR project, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, the first episode of the three-part series, to be released within the 2019 launch window.
Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB Executive in Charge, and David S. Goyer, award-winning Writer and Executive Producer, joined together onstage for the surprise reveal. In addition to the official series title, they announced ILMxLAB’s collaboration with Oculus and gave a first look by sharing the official teaser trailer which closed out the livestreamed keynote.
“Our mission at ILMxLAB is to have fans ‘Step Inside Our Stories,’ and Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series represents a significant step forward in that ongoing quest.” said Dobbs Beck. “Our friends at Oculus share ILMxLAB’s ambition to bring compelling immersive narratives to life and using Oculus’ hardware, we will invite fans to experience Darth Vader as never before.”
The series takes place between Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and is connected to ILMxLAB and The VOID's location-based hyper-reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which is also built with Unreal Engine.
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