It turns out that Star Wars: Vader Immortal isn’t a full Oculus Quest exclusive. Developer ILMxLAB confirmed that the VR series will be coming to Rift too at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration. That said, if you want to play it straight away, you’ll still need a Quest.
Following last Friday’s panel, Oculus confirmed to us that Vader Immortal will still hit Oculus Quest first in spring 2019. The piece will then launch on Rift “shortly after”. Oculus declined to comment on if it would support cross-buy, a new feature that lets Rift and Quest owners buy an app on one headset and then download its counterpart on the other. A possible release on non-Oculus platforms also hasn’t been confirmed.
Vader Immortal looks like a very promising VR experience, set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. In it, players are placed under the supervision of Vader himself. Together with your droid companion, you explore the fiery planet of Mustafar trying to learn why the dark lord has taken such an interest in you. As the above trailer reveals, you can expect lightsaber combat and face-to-face encounters with a number of Star Wars characters.
In short, it looks like it could be the real deal. We’re not sure exactly when Vader Immortal will launch but, hopefully, it’s around the same time Oculus Quest arrives. Again, though, we don’t know exactly when that is. This is the first in a three-part series, but we’d imagine it will be some time before we get a glimpse of the next episode.