This past Friday, July 19th, members of the ILMxLAB team took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con and walked fans through our latest immersive projects as part of our Step Inside ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Stories panel.
Director Ben Snow, Senior Experience Designer Jose Perez III, Senior Producer Alyssa Finley, and Production Coordinator Sarah Barrick talked about Trials on Tatooine, Project Porg, and Secrets of the Empire, and gave fans the first glimpse into our latest project, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II.
“Being a bystander isn’t as immersive as being the center of the story,” explained Alyssa Finley, who compared the Vader Immortal experience to seeing Star Wars for the very first time.
That’s one of the reasons that the debut episode of Vader Immortal has had such an impact on fans. Instead of watching a character interact with the Dark Lord, fans have the opportunity to roam around his fortress, interact with the planet’s inhabitants, and learn how to use a lightsaber themselves. In Episode II, fans will have a Force “teaching moment” with the Sith Lord, and those in attendance got an early look at the scene in the form of some previously unreleased concept art.