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Disney's new augmented reality headset lets players wield their own lightsaber

Disney's new augmented reality headset lets players wield their own lightsaber

Disney has teamed up with technology firm Lenovo to develop a new smartphone-powered augmented reality headset.

The headset was unveiled during the D23 Expo where Disney teased its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges games, which will layer the game's action onto the real world.

The game is said to include Holochess – first seen being played by Chewbacca and R2-D2 in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Use the force

A peripheral in the form of a lightsaber was also shown off giving users the impression they’re wielding the famous sci-fi weapon for real.

Not many other details have been provided other than the headset is “coming soon” to retail in the US.

You can watch a teaser trailer below.


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Craig Chapple is Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He has previously held roles as Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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