What is better than watching Star Wars? Yes, being in Star Wars. Footage has appeared online of a Star Wars VR game that will work with Oculus Rift.
Uploaded by HammerheadVR Studios Creative Director Rob Mclellan on Vimeo, the Tech demo shows key moments from the Original Trilogy from a first person perspective. Apparently the scenes shown in the video were made in just two weeks by two artists with no assistance from Disney or LucasArts.
A description uploaded with the video reads:
“This is a non-profit, fan-made project and is in no way approved by, sponsored by, or affiliated with LucasFilm Ltd, Walt Disney, or Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved by the respective copyright holders. All content is unofficial and is not intended for sale. It can in no way be deemed a contest of the rights and ownership of the respective copyright holders or licensees thereof.”
Clever thinking considering Disney could shut it down with a snap of a finger. Hopefully this is the start of something beautiful and Disney don’t issue a cease and desist.
What do you think? Star Wars in VR, Getting to see the best moments through first person. Let us know in the comments below.