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This Star Wars VR game is the most awesome thing in the galaxy

The free HTC Vive game will be the first of many that lets you step into the Star Wars story

This Star Wars VR game is the most awesome thing in the galaxy
18 July 2016

Admit it. There's been a point in your life when you grasped a broom handle/pipe/anything remotely cylindrical, checked to see if no one was around before promptly dancing around the room making "Vvvvzzzzzzwwwwwrrrrruuuummmmm-KTSCH!" lightsaber noises. 

If you find yourself still doing it, Industrial Light and Magic has got quite the treat for you. The studio behind every special effect in the Star Wars universe has released its first VR experience today - Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine - and it heralds the start of a whole new galaxy of VR experiences from Lucasfilm.

The Trials game, released today for free on the HTC Vive, sees you wander around the sands of Tatooine, interacting with R2-D2 and wielding your own lightsaber. LucasFilm is apparently so satisfied with it that's set to start work on a canonical Darth Vader narrative experience. 

We can't wait to turn to the dark side.