Tuesday 17 October 2017

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer lets you fly a speeder through your phone

This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from
This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the highly anticipated film by J.J. Abrams that hits theaters Dec. 18.

Sasha Brady

A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens video allows you to take a 360-degree look of the Jakku desert through your phone or computer while cruising around in Rey’s speeder.

One of the most incredible scenes from the very first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, climbing on a craft and racing off towards the desert planet of Jakku.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience

Speed 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

If you've wondered what the view would look like from the pilot seat, you're in luck.

Using mind-bending technology, Star Wars has revealed a new interactive video experience that allows fans to spin around while on Rey’s speeder in the new film.

"If you’re using Facebook on the web or on Android, you should be able to see 360 videos in News Feed soon.

"We plan to roll this out for iOS in the coming months. It’s early days, but we’re excited about the possibilities for 360 video and hope it helps people explore the world in new, immersive ways." the company said on in a statement today.

Use your mouse on the video above and drag it around to see everything fly by, including other racers.

If you’re on your phone, hold it up and the 360 video will follow you as you turn, allowing you to experience the Star Wars world like never before.

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