The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire.
The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec. 16, the same day the attraction opens in Disney Springs outside Walt Disney World in Florida. The California location in Anaheim, right outside Disneyland, opens Jan. 5.
Tickets to the London Star Wars attraction cost £32.50 each, which is around $43 in U.S. dollars. You can get them on The Void’s website and up to four people can go through the experience together. The U.K. pricing is considerably more than the $30 being charged for tickets (which are selling fast) to locations in the United States.
The VOID is a Utah-based startup that develops VR experiences that provide an incredible sense of presence and immersion. They use backpacks — cutting away all wires — combined with high-end VR headsets to provide great visuals. The sense of presence is enhanced with environmental effects like heat, wind, cold or vibrations from the ground. Objects in the real-world are placed to match the location of their virtual counterparts, so you can reach out and touch the environment too. Secrets Of The Empire even incorporates hand tracking.