In December, location-based virtual reality (VR) specialist The VOID brought its highly anticipated experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire to London, UK, for a limited run. Currently running at the Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) shopping centre until 7th March, The VOID will now bring the hyper-reality videogame to Westfield Stratford City at the end of March.
While there’s still time to book in at the Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) location, if you happen to live on the other side of the city the new location might be more convenient. Once The VOID has packed up after 7th March it’ll reopen at Westfield Stratford City on 29th March 2018. Similar rules apply in that the experience will only be there for a limited time run, ending on Sunday, 13th May 2018.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire uses The VOID’s own custom built, untethered VR system to freely move about the multi-sensory experience. The videogame puts players deep into the Star Wars universe, with its own unique story: “Under the orders of the budding rebellion, your team will travel to the molten planet of Mustafar. Your mission is to recover Imperial intelligence vital to the rebellion’s survival. Alongside the pragmatic droid K-2S0, your team must navigate through an enemy facility walking into danger at every turn. Disguised as stormtroopers, grab your blaster, solve puzzles, and fight giant lava monsters in an effort to fulfill your team’s orders.”
If you’ve not yet been or have and want to go again, you can currently book a place for either locations through The VOID’s website, but Westfield Stratford City will cost a little more for some reason. Standard tickets for Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) are priced at £32.50 GBP per person, with off-peak tickets are available for £30 per person. A standard ticket for Westfield Stratford City is £35.00 per person, with off-peak tickets still priced at £30.
Cliff Plumer, chief executive officer at The VOID said in a statement: “Hyper-reality experiences allow us to fully immerse ourselves within worlds that were beyond our reach until now. The power of The VOID will allow guests to step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and not only see this spectacular world, but also hear, feel, touch and even smell as they realize they are a part of this incredible story.”
For any further updates from The VOID regarding locations for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, keep reading VRFocus.
Update: The VOID has informed VRFocus that Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at Westfield Stratford City will be open until 19th June 2018, with the booking website due to be updated soon.