Check Out This 360° Visual Experience of Jakku in 'The Force Awakens'

September 23, 2015
Source: @StarWars

Jakku in The Force Awakens

Get ready to go 360! This is neat. Disney/Lucasfilm have dropped online a kick ass new virtual reality visual experience of Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This Facebook exclusive online promo is an "immersive 360 experience" designed for Facebook, allowing users to control the experience while riding a speeder of your own, which looks kinda similar to Rey's speeder. It's just a little online promo but it's pretty dang cool, and you do get to encounter some other vehicles and aliens and things. The video runs on a loop and is actually promoting Facebook's launch of the 360 video feature, which "allows you to immerse yourself in the content you're watching by enabling you to look around, choose what angle you want to see it from."

Have fun on Jakku. Only 12 more weeks to go! Below is the video and more info about the 360 experience.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience

Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.

Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

360 Experience - Jakku The Force Awakens

For those who want something a little more old school, how about this throwback to the Atari generation?

To jump into and view the immersive 360* experience, click here. For more updates follow @StarWars.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


I'm quite excited about 360 video, but I'll have to look at this in another browser. I wonder what it will do to story telling in the future of it it will be a gimmick like 3D?

Carpola on Sep 23, 2015


It's actually kind of cool on a mobile device.

DAVIDPD on Sep 23, 2015


It seems really exciting for animation, maybe even for animators to record out camera moves that they think work. For film also via headsets, that could be cool. Maybe this will be done more in gaming first, I suppose it already is.

Carpola on Sep 23, 2015


woow,,,Star Wars The force Awakens ..Awesome

Apriyanti on Sep 24, 2015


That is neat. I feel for those poor nerds who will spend the next 24 hours scrutinizing the video for any relevant detail.

DAVIDPD on Sep 23, 2015


Not working on nexus 5.

guilamu on Sep 23, 2015


VR is starting now !

shane willett on Sep 24, 2015


wow...awsome from indonesian girl.

Apriyanti on Sep 24, 2015

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