Vader Immortal, a Star Wars VR series, has a Ninja Theory connection

By Marshall Lemon, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 20:42 GMT

Vader Immortal is a three-part Star Wars VR series designed with the newly-revealed Oculus Quest.

It’s not entirely clear how successful VR experiences can be at a financial level. Yet one thing is clear – we’ll see some wonderful projects on the journey to finding out. The latest example is Vader Immortal, a newly-announced series from Oculus Studios and Lucasfilm.

Vader Immortal, as revealed on the official Star Wars website, is a three-part VR series exclusive for the Oculus Quest. It will be a canonical story written and produced by David S. Goyer, set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

It’s hard to tell how much of Vader Immortal is a game, and how much is a VR movie – although we do get a brief glimpse of what looks like an interactive lightsaber battle. Most crucially, director of immersive content ILMxLAB Mohen Leo name-drops Ninja Theory as a consultant on the project. Considering the gaming studio’s pedigree, that might raise your expectations a touch.

Unlike the Rift, which requires PC hardware, the Oculus Quest is a standalone wireless VR headset. It will cost $399 US, and launches in 2019 – the same year Vader Immortal arrives.

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