Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 ExperienceSpeed 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
Well it’s not a trailer, per se. Facebook has just released several 360-degree videos today, one of which fully immerses you onto the planet Jakku from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As you sit first-person on Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) speeder-bike and race through the desert plains, you’re able to look around and focus the camera anywhere in the scenery. In fact, this same scene is depicted in the 2nd teaser trailer for the film, although we only see the bike flying by from much further away through the debris of the crashed Imperial Star Destroyer.
In order to operate the 360 function, just click and grab anywhere on the video to redirect your focal point. On your cell phone, the video will change direction as you move with it.
Among other 360 videos released by Facebook were Saturday Night Live, Vice Media, Bleacher Report’s Uninterrupted featuring LeBron James, and Discovery Channel.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this December.