It’s time to put down the beat sabers and pick up a real weapon! In celebration of one of the most iconic movies, television, books, toys and, of course, gaming franchises in history, Sony has just announced that the three-part Star Wars lightsaber-focused series, Vader Immortal, is coming to PlayStation VR this Summer.
The ILMxLAB virtual reality lightsaber slasher takes players on a three-part journey with one of the greatest villains of all time: Darth Vader. Originally released for the Oculus Quest in May of 2019, gamers with Playstation VR will be able to experience the entire story along with the lightsaber dojos to perfect their Jedi skills.
ILMxLAB Executive Creative Producer, Mark Miller stated in the blog post: “The team is hard at work getting the story up and running for PS VR, and we can’t wait for you all to experience it and meet Vader face to face”.
Star Wars Jedi Simulators from the Past
In the past, there have been games that attempted to create a feeling of becoming a Jedi, such as Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which has a similar base storyline to that of Vader Immortal in which players take the role of Darth Vader’s unknown apprentice. Despite the creation of the world, none have actually let players hold a lightsaber for themselves. However there has been Kinect Star Wars in which players pretended to fight with a lightsaber, but there is no point in discussing that game.
The announcement of the PSVR port has created a new hope for gamers still searching for more Star Wars content. This is good news, as Star Wars Battlefront II will no longer be supported with large content updates after the final Battle of Scarif update. But for now, Star Wars fans should enjoy Battlefront as much as they can, there is no concrete timeline for the release of the game. Miller let gamers know they should expect more updates in the coming months.
Despite being a console player, and an Xbox one at that, I am excited for the porting of this game, because it will show that the PSVR has the capabilities to contend as a priority VR platform, rather than just PC. I can’t wait to get my hands on a lightsaber and do what many Star Wars game reviews claim and ‘feel like a Jedi’. May the 4th be with you!