Tickets for 'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' VR experience now available

Tickets for 'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' VR experience now available

Is fully-immersive room-based VR the future of virtual reality experiences?

"People have longed for a chance to step into the Star Wars universe and this incredible new hyper-reality experience will allow them to do just that in a totally unique way". Secrets of the Empire transports a team of players into the Star Wars world and can be experienced via The Void.

The experience was announced to be in development back in August, and was a collaboration between "three boundary-pushing companies in the burgeoning out-of-home VR entertainment sector", according to Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. And we all got a first peek at the experience as well, thanks to a new trailer (embedded above). Each group will go undercover as stormtroopers to obtain Imperial intelligence that is crucial to the rebellion's survival. There will be puzzles to solve, enemies to fight, and more as the team attempts to complete their orders. Tickets are $29.95 and the experience lasts roughy 30 minutes.

By combining Lucasfilm's storytelling expertise with cutting-edge imagery, and immersive sound from the team at Skywalker Sound, while invoking all the senses, we hope to truly transport all those who experience Star Wars: "Secrets of the Empire to a galaxy far, far away".

The Void, if you're unfamiliar, is a full-body virtual reality experience that takes VR immersion to the next level with well-crafted sets that reflect the virtual spaces you explore in various experiences.

A version of the "Star Wars" virtual-reality experience also will open at Disneyland's Downtown Disney complex on January 5.

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