After some social media teasing the Star Wars universe's Magic Leap debut has finally arrived.
On Tuesday, Magic Leap announced the release of Star Wars: Project Prog which is available for free via Magic Leap World
In addition, ILMxLAB, the immersive entertainment division of Disney subsidiary The movie is released behind the scenes which gives some insight into the development of the game along with a first look at some footage from the game.
"We're trying to create a whole new era of living stories, "said Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive-in-charge at ILMxLAB, in the video. "One of the things we've found was the idea of character companions. You actually develop a relationship with a character over time."
With some on-screen assistance via a holographic message from C-3PO, players make the adoptive parents of a group of porgs. Players can play creations and entertain them with toys, including a plush chewbacca doll, and a laser pointer. With Magic Leap's spatial computing capabilities, "One day, you find one aspect of their personality and you go through their life cycle over the course of time," said Susan Greenhow, producer for ILMxLAB.
In other words, it's like raising a virtual pet. But does that mean that one day our porgs will ?! What's the average lifespan of porg ?! But I digress
The video also includes footage of some of ILMxLAB's other immersive projects, including the original "Lost Droids "test footage released in 2016, as well as some previous footage from the team's augmented reality experiments.
In this newer clip, a life-sized speeder and droid appears in the foreground, with a wall opening up in the background Showing the landscape of Hoth's perpetual winter environment and then an avalanche of snowy boulders falling down at the scene from above.