Entertainment company Disney has partnered with Lenovo to create its own augmented reality headset.
Disney this week at their D23 event revealed its first major plans for using VR and AR products. The company announced a partnership with Lenovo who will, according to GameSpot, assist Disney in creating its own augmented reality headset.
There is talk of a standalone product with a built-in mini-game collection titled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. The games will include holochess and lightsaber battles. It is still not clear if players will also be able to download other titles. A release date is yet unknown, all we know is that it will be soon. But who knows, Christmas is always a good time for introducing new products, which coincidentally also coincides with the release of The Last Jedi.
VentureBeat reports on Disney’s other new partnership, this time with Oculus. The two enterprises will collaborate on a virtual reality title based on Marvel’s superheroes.
Marvel Powers United VR, an Oculus exclusive title, is scheduled for release next year. This game uses the Touch motion controllers, allowing players to fight enemies using superhero powers from heroes such as The Hulk and Captain Marvel. Updates were also given on upcoming PC and console titles, including Insomniac’s Spider-Man game and Star Wars Battlefront 2. Jedi Challenges and Marvel Powers United VR indicate a change in Disney’s games strategy.
The enterprise not too long ago scrapped its Infinity toys-to-life line, along with other project developments. It is now licensing its properties out to renowned games firms, such as Electronic Arts that is working on Star Wars titles. The announcements at the D23 event are all signs that this huge corporation is looking at VR and AR as an interesting new market.
Games Industry, GameSpot, VentureBeat