What you need to know
- Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge will debut at the end of 2020 exclusively on the Oculus Quest.
- You'll play as a droid repair technician who crashes on Batuu after a pirate attack.
- Players will be able to explore the entirety of Blackspire Outpost and the "wilds of Batuu".
- It's described as a "grand adventure" with blaster fights and plenty of distractions along the way.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge marks the second time Oculus has secured an exclusive Star Wars game for its VR library, but this time around the Oculus Studios-developed title is debuting exclusively for the Oculus Quest. Described as a "grand adventure" that's set on the planet Batuu and takes place between "The Last Jedi" and "The Rise of Skywalker" movie timelines. Along with exploring the entirety of the Blackspire Outpost, which is featured at Disney World and Disneyland parks, players will also be able to embark into the wilds of Batuu and find further adventure there.
The first details we've been given on the game are more conceptual in nature and the gameplay itself is still shrouded in a bit of mystery. Outside of the exploration aspect, players will fire blasters, fight Guavian Death pirates, and also find plenty of distractions along the way, like a game of space darts, a working jukebox full of all the Star Wars music you could ask for, and plenty of pub games and characters to meet. The same team at Oculus Studios that worked on the highly-rated Vader Immortal trilogy of games is working with Disney Imagineering on this new title, including the same artists that contributed to the Smuggler's Run ride that takes place inside the Millenium Falcon at Disney theme parks.
The team at Oculus Studios is working to create a realistic set of visuals that perfectly meshes with what you'll find at the theme park attractions, including authentic locations and animations. The facial animation capture was all made during the recording of voiceovers, lending a specific authenticity to the emotions that characters present in the game. All of this takes place on the planet Batuu, which is located in the Outer Rim Territories (the same region of known space as Dagobah and Utapau, for you Star Wars fans out there). It's considered a smuggler's paradise, central to that being the Blackspire Outpost.
Given Disney's more coherent strategy of connecting world events and characters as of late, it's likely the team will use this to bridge some of the massive timeline and story gaps between "The Last Jedi" and "The Rise of Skywalker". There's still no word on exactly what sort of real-life tie-ins the studio is going to do, as we were told in the initial unveiling of the title. Look for it to land on the Oculus Quest later this year. In the meantime, check out the official reveal below.
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