If you’ve ever had to waiting at an airport for an inordinate amount of time you will be aware it is one of the most tedious and soul-crushing endeavours. Sitting, if you’re lucky enough to be able to do such, waiting for a deadline that may not even be definite. Waiting for your journey to begin, be it away for work or play or simply to get back home. There’s only so many ways an airport lounge can hope to distract you, between fending off the man wanting you to enter a raffle for a sports car and peering intently at the arrivals and departures board. If only you could get away.
Far, far away…
Well, if you’re set to be travelling out of London Gatwick we might well have some good news for you. As part of the promotion for upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance is being brought to Gatwick and virtual reality (VR) is going to be a part of it.
Combining a marketing takeover that will see passengers be able to take in a branded locations in and outside the airport, come across costumes from the film as well as the towering figure of droid K-2SO. A new Star Wars experience called Rogue One: Recon will be sweeping you off into space as an X-Wing pilot on a regular patrol. A totally regular, nothing-at-all happening patrol. We suspect it will not stay that way for long.
VRFocus will bring you more information about Rogue One: Recon as we get it.