Lucasfilm Partnering with Magic Leap to Develop Star Wars Experiences in VR

Published by , June 20, 2016 3:05 am

(IBTimes) Lucasfilm is looking to bring the Star Wars universe straight to your living room through a new partnership with Magic Leap. The companies want to use Magic Leap’s mixed reality technology, which combines virtual and augmented reality elements with the physical world, to bring VR storytelling experiences to audiences.
Lucasfilm and Magic Leap said that they plan to establish a “semi-secret” joint lab near the headquarters of ILMxLab, Lucasfilm’s AR/VR unit, where they’ll continue to develop Star Wars experiences for Magic Leap hardware. A video uploaded to YouTube shows the standard the two companies are aiming for. In it, we see Star War’s R2-D2 and C-3PO projected into a room in front of someone wearing Magic Leap’s as yet unannounced mixed reality headset.

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