You have already most likely heard of Star Wars : Jedi Challenge. And for good reason, Lenovo had already partially unveiled his (or rather her) game in virtual reality based on the universe of Star Wars last July. The chinese manufacturer has just unveiled new details about it, that it comes to the games, the device and especially the price.
Star Wars : Jedi Challenge, it is first of all a big box which will be marketed in Europe (and maybe France) by the month of November. Inside this big box will be a virtual reality helmet (in fact, equivalent to the Gear VR) in which we will lace up his smartphone, a basic lightsaber and a ball acting as a tracking tag positional.
The principle, one guesses right away, it is first of all to download an app on their smartphone, put it in the headset, to activate the tag and take the lightsaber. Will then be offered several mini-games based on the Star Wars universe. We already know three : combat sabre laser (in which we will face Kylo Ren and Darth Vader), an equivalent of the Holochess and finally a game of “Strategic Combat” in which he will lead units that will be displayed in the virtual reality.
If this device can be exciting, however, it suffers from two major constraints. The first is that the compatible smartphones are few. The official website indicates that only the Lenovo-Moto Z, the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S7, S7 edge and S8 and the iPhone 6, 6 plus, 6s, 6s plus, 7, and 7 more will be compatible with the device. Other phones will be supported “soon”.
The second big constraint, finally, is its price. This big box will be sold for around 300 euros if I believe the official German site. At this rate, I sincerely hope that the experience will be worth the detour.