If there were ever a franchise that would lend itself well to virtual reality, it has to be Star Wars.
Director Rob McLellan (via VG247) agrees, as he's been working on an extremely impressive tech demo along with the help of Craig Smith (VFX) and video game studio HammerheadVR.
The result, seen in the video above, is a Star Wars fan's dreams come true, combining just about everything one could want from the varied sci-fi universe with the nuances of the great Star Wars games past.
This is all entirely fan made, of course, but McLellan is working tirelessly to get a version of the project made available for the public to try out, because I don't know about you, but that sounds like a phenomenal idea and something I'd definitely love to get my hands on if I ever had an Oculus Rift.
It's exciting to see different ways to explore such an iconic world, especially from right within the cockpit of your favorite ship or from an AT-AT. Whatever you wish to see in a Star Wars game, as previously stated, the tech demo has pretty much everything. Given the immersion factor of the Oculus Rift and other VR peripherals, it's easy to understand why this tech demo could be a massive push for the eventual implementation of virtual reality in more games. Whether official games go down that avenue has yet to be stated, but it's still an awesome idea nevertheless.
It's a lot more exciting than what we've seen from Star Wars Battlefront, however, which looks aesthetically pleasing, but doesn't look or feel as magical as the series was when it first made its debut. We also know now that it's coming to Xbox One first, with PlayStation 4 following up soon after.
It's a regular Star Wars extravaganza out there this year, with the upcoming movie making the rounds later this year, as well as the Star Wars characters coming to Disney Infinity 3.0. If you're a young padawan looking for other ways to expand your favorite universe, you should be pretty pleased right about now.