The Void and ILMxLAB are joining hands to bring the first-of-its-kind hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, to Resorts World Genting later this year.
The location-based VR experience will be The Void’s first venture outside of America and the UK, making this experience at Resorts World Genting the first in Asia.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will take guests on a journey through the Star Wars universe, allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive stage. Reality and imagination will mix, where guests will feel the impact of blaster bolts, smell the smoke from the surrounding environment, push buttons to solve an interactive puzzle to escape enemies, while coordinating directly with their unit in real time through the blended virtual and physical world.
Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four travel to the molten planet of Mustafar and sneak onto an Imperial Base. During the mission, visitors will encounter familiar Star Wars characters as they navigate through the world.
Craig Watson, chairman of The Void, said: “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. 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.”