New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 360 Degree Video Lets You Explore the Deserts of Jakku
In both trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we are shown glimpses of the desert planet known as Jakku. This wasteland is home to Daisy Ridley’s Rey, a scavenger who lives amongst the wreckage of a massive battle between Rebel and Imperial that took place 30 years earlier. Beyond that, this new planet is something of a mystery. However, the curious and obsessive alike can start to learn a little more about Jakku right now with a cool interactive video that lets you explore the planet on a speeder bike.
Created exclusively for Facebook, this first person POV video places you on the back of a speeder as it whips through sand and debris, taking you over dunes and past crashed Star Destroyers. You can control the camera yourself by dragging the screen with a click of your mouse. You cannot change the course of your vehicle, but you can look in 360 degrees as you movie. It’s nifty stuff. See how it works above and try it for yourself below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience
Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
At first glance, there don’t seem to be any major easter eggs hidden here, but who knows what we’re missing? Heck, maybe we’re missing something that won’t even be clear until after we’ve seen the new movie! In any case, we’ll learn more about the Battle of Jakku, the origin of this wreckage, soon enough – it’ll be one of the missions available in the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront video game.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18, 2015.