Everybody has swung around a make-shift lightsabre at some point in their lives, but just how good do you think you will be in real combat scenario?

Well, the first officially-sanctioned VR lightsabre game from Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic is going to do just that. Called Trials On Tatooine, it will be made available for free, but there is a slight hitch: it’s being released for HTC Vive.

Tagged as a “cinematic virtual reality experiment,” Trials On Tatooine was first shown off during the Star Wars Celebration expo over the weekend.

From the trailer below, you are handed a lightsabre by R2D2 and told to hold off waves of Imperial troops while the Millennium Falcon readies its escape.

Now all you need is new HTC Vive. Um… maybe someone at HTC could get on that for the local market? Soon? Please?

 

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.