Star Wars is diving heavy into the VR and AR worlds with new products like the Lenovo Jedi Challenge, their upcoming Steam VR game that is being written by David Goyer, and their new Theme Park VR experiences set to open at both Disney World and Disneyland next month, but there’s one VR experience that you might not have heard about yet.
Starwars.com is reporting that ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm’s newest VR experience would be a partnership with Nissan, where potential car customers could visit dealerships, strap on the HTC Vive, and experience first hand what it’s like to be a ….. Astro-Mechanic for the Resistance. the new promotional gimmick, appropriately titled, Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay sounds about as much fun as sitting through a marathon session of the Galactic senate, but Nissan is hoping that it will help draw crowds to their shops and into brand new cars.
So what exactly is happens when you enter the VR world of Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay? According to Starwars.com:
Participants take on an important role: astromech technician aboard General Leia’s ship. Participants will be completely enveloped in VR, using their own movements to interact with and repair BB-8 and his droid friends. Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay is the official VR experience connected to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and will see the debut of brand new astromechs, complete with their own unique personalities and original designs.