Location-based virtual reality (VR) specialist The VOID has seen its collaboration with ILMxLAB and Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire go from strength to strength, with the experience rolled out across America as well as the UK. Today, The VOID has revealed further expansion plans by bringing the VR title to Asia for the first time.
The VOID will be taking Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire to Resorts World Genting in Malaysia. Sitting alongside dining and retail outlets as well as entertainment attractions that will include the upcoming indoor and outdoor theme parks, it’ll cater to the almost 25 million visitors which use the resort.
“The VOID’s hyper-reality experiences are taking people to worlds that, until now, only existed in their imaginations. The VOID is leading location-based entertainment to the next level,” said Craig Watson, Chairman of The VOID in a statement. “By making the impossible real and allowing guests to step into completely new and alternate realities. In Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire visitors can hear, feel, touch and even smell bringing them closer to the story, characters and places.”
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire takes guests on a unique story in the Star Wars universe, where teams of four under order from the rebellion travel to the molten planet of Mustafar and sneak onto an Imperial Base. During the mission, visitors will encounter familiar Star Wars characters, dispatch Storm Troopers, and work together to succeed.
VRFocus went hands-on with Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire when it was available in London, finding that: “To say that Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a premium VR experience is putting it mildly.” Going on to add: “For those that have never tried even a basic VR setup Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will certainly amaze. There were plenty of big smiles from the other groups finishing their session.”
Resorts World Genting will be showcasing Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire later this year, although dates have yet to be specified. For any further updates regarding The VOID’s plans, keep reading VRFocus.