West Londoners have been enjoying The Void’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire since before Christmas. Now it’s time to let the east side have its fun too.
When Secrets of the Empire packs up from its Westfield Shepherd’s Bush location next month on 7th March it will be moving on to the Westfield center in Stratford City. The attraction will open once again on 29th March and give Star Wars fans and passing-by-shoppers the chance to jump into VR and experience a galaxy far, far away as if they were really there.
Again, the attraction will only be running for a limited time (you can only book up to May 13th) and operating from 10am to 10pm Monday – Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.
Secrets of the Empire is a compelling social VR experience that allows four friends to virtually dress up as Stormtroopers and take on an undercover mission on the lava-filled planet of Mustafar. Using the Void’s tech players will move from virtual room to room with the real world mirroring their actual surroundings, using hand-tracking to push buttons and more. A short time into the experience you’ll get blaster rifles that enable you to fight back, too.
We were big fans of Secrets of the Empire when we tried it last year, though we found some of its technical hitches hard and short run time to overlook given the expensive £30 ticket price. The experience is also on display at Disney locations in Anaheim and Orlando.