Can ‘Star Wars’ Ignite Cinematic Virtual Reality?

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  • Because The Void is both digital and physical, it takes your mind places that just images and sound cannot.
  • Last week, the team at The Void announced an amazing next step: their newest hyper-reality experience, “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.”
  • Produced by Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID, the “Star Wars” experience will arrive at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season.
  • “At The VOID, we combine the magic of illusion, advanced technology and virtual reality to create fully immersive social experiences that take guests to new worlds,” said Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID.
  • The executive in charge of ILMxLab, Vicki Dobbs Beck said, “By combining Lucasfilm’s storytelling expertise with cutting-edge imagery, and immersive sound from the team at Skywalker Sound, while invoking all the senses, we hope to truly transport all those who experience ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire ‘to a galaxy far, far away.”

In the past few years, I’ve been on the lookout for virtual reality experiences that cross the line into believable experiences. I’ve demo’d Microsoft Ho…

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I wore a haptic vest that uses sound and vibration to ramp up the sense of realism for explorers. I was transported to an ancient temple. From there, I walked down the stone-lined pathways, solving puzzles to open a door into the next chamber. On the wall, a torch was burning, and a voice in my headset suggested I take it along with me.

Because The Void is both digital and physical, it takes your mind places that just images and sound cannot. The images of the waves crashing on the shore are combined with a mist of water — and that little physical clue takes you there. It’s not fake, it’s real. And it felt to me then as if i’d seen a glimpse into the future.

“At The VOID, we combine the magic of illusion, advanced technology and virtual reality to create fully immersive social experiences that take guests to new worlds,” said Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “A truly transformative experience is so much more than what you see with your eyes; it’s what you hear, feel, touch, and even smell.”

Smell? Yes, the idea is to engage all your senses and turn audience members into active participants. How many of us have imagined having a light saber in our hands, hearing the sound as it cuts through the air, and our hands tingling when our saber connects with a combatant’s weapon? I’m SO THERE!

Can ‘Star Wars’ Ignite Cinematic Virtual Reality?

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