A trailer for Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine has leaked online, offering a look at an impressive “cinematic virtual reality experiment” developed by Industrial Light and Magic, the studio behind the special effects in the Star Wars series.
The video shows a player wearing Vive, HTC and Valve’s virtual reality headset, while also holding a controller. They are then transported to VR simulation of Tatooine, where a montage of various ideas and scenes are showcased; The Millennium Falcon is seen landing, after some quick shots of R2-D2, a couple of Tie Fighters, and an Imperial Lander. Later the viewer is shown using a lightsaber to deflect gunfire from Storm Troopers.
There are currently no further details on Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, including whether it will actually be available to the general public. As previously mentioned, it is referred to as an “experiment,” which could be an indication that it won’t become much beyond what is shown in the video.
The HTC Vive is set to launch in April and is priced at $800. The Vive Consumer Edition will come with the headset, two wireless controllers, two “base stations,” a link box (to connect to your PC), and a pair of Vive earbuds.
Vive units will ship with two free games: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption. Games for the VR headset will be sold through Valve’s Steam platform.
“Prey for the Gods is a brutal journey set on a desolate frozen island, where your only chance of survival is to destroy the very gods you believe in,” developer No Matter explains.
“You play a lone hero sent to the edge of a dying world to discover the mystery behind a never-ending winter. Arriving with only the clothes on your back, you must survive the colossal dangers that you encounter. To restore balance and reclaim the land from the brink, you will be faced with questions that not even a God knows the answer to.”
The trailer shows PC and Mac as release platforms.
StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void is set to expand Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy game with new content, but will also introduce a number of big changes to the way people play the game. In the lead up to its November release, Blizzard has detailed the “sweeping” changes being made to the game’s user interface as part of patch 3.0.
Previously known as Behemoth’s Game 4, the project is described by its developer as a “fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure where players will explore, quest, find awesome loot, customise their fighters, and recruit strange species.”
In the lead up to PAX 2015, The Behemoth has released a short trailer showing off gameplay, as well as some of the very strange creatures players will encounter in the game–including some sort of six-legged bear from space.
There’s also a hint at the game’s narrative, but it’s all rather confusing. Watch the trailer below.
Pit People is currently scheduled for release on Xbox One and PC. A release date has not yet been confirmed.
The Behemoth has a history of giving its projects lengthy development times. It’s previous title, BattleBlock Theater, had its first playable version at events in 2009, but the game didn’t ship until 2013. So it may be a while yet before it is available.