While we’re still waiting for news on when exactly we can expect that Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic remake to drop on the PS5, Sony has placated fans with the reveal of yet another game based on the sci-fi franchise. And this one will be a first-person virtual reality shooter, enhanced from an old Occulus exclusive for the forthcoming PSVR 2 – Sony’s follow-up to the original PlayStation VR headset. Announced at this morning’s State of Play livestream alongside several other new PS5 trailers, Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge should arrive sometime next year to coincide with the release of Sony’s VR headset.
Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge was originally released back in 2020 by ILMxLAB’s as an Occulus exclusive. From some quick digging online, the shooter was very well-received but obviously due to the limited audience failed to generate much hype outside of those serious virtual-reality gamer circles. No doubt it’ll be much better as a Star Wars PSVR 2 game.
Sony obviously needs a few big swingers to help launch the PSVR 2 so it makes sense that they’d tap the developers to lift the original version from relative obscurity. From the reveal trailer, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun for Star Wars fans, playing similarly to stylised shooters such as Borderlands with missions carried out on the planet of Batuu.
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The list of voice talent contributing to the game implies that we’ll be getting multiple characters taken from across the various properties in the Star Wars universe. It’s safe to expect plenty of references to both the movies and various shows that have helped expand upon the original films. Already confirmed is Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Frank Oz as Yoda, Jim Cummings as Hondo Ohnaka and Debra Wilson as Tara Rashin.
You’ll be playing as various characters in Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition, with the game’s concept being an anthology of sorts filled with stories told by a bartender who runs an establishment regularly welcoming these kinds of outlaws and Jedi.
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Given it’s a PSVR title, the game will likely be short and offer nowhere near the same scope or level of detail as something like Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic. Still, it’ll be a fun little pop into the Star Wars universe if you’re planning to get your hands on PlayStation’s next-gen virtual reality headset when it hits stores sometime next year. Hopefully by that time you’ll actually be able to find a PS5 in the first place.