Lucasfilm Looks to Lenovo for Star Wars Augmented Reality
The headset and game were revealed at the D23 Expo, which is ongoing at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend.
While not many details have been revealed, Lenovo has released a teaser video. The video features a headset strapped over the users' eyes, with celestial bodies reflected over her view. The actress reaches for a lightsaber accessory, with the glowing blade appearing on the headset's lenses.
The fine print in the video notes that a compatible mobile device will be required, so we can expect a "cardboard for AR" mobile experience with content mirrored from a smartphone. The legalese also notes that "sample product shown," so it is possible that some slight changes will be made before this ships.
As the video concludes, we learn that Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is "coming soon" from Best Buy and Lenovo; with a new Star Wars movie arriving in December, it would be reasonable to expect this to be ready for the holiday shopping season.
According to reports from D23, players would also need to install a companion mobile app. A demonstration revealed that game experiences would include AT-AT battles in addition to lightsaber action.
Interested parties can sign-up for notifications at jedichallenges.com.
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