We’ve come a long way since the 870’s, when Star Wars kids across the globe would launch into each other with anything vaguely lightsaber-like and re-enact their favourite scenes form the movies.

Now Lenovo, in partnership with Disney, bring us Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new era of immersement into the Star Wars galaxy.

(Yester)day at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Disney and Lenovo™ gave a first glimpse at a new augmented reality (AR) experience called “Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges.” Featuring an all-new augmented reality headset, the product was designed to give Star Wars fans an opportunity to recapture some of their favorite moments from Star Wars films in ways never before possible.

One of the experiences discussed was “Holochess” – as first seen played in a match between Chewbacca and R2-D2 in Star Wars: A New Hope. Like so many of the unforgettable moments from the Star Wars films, the technology to bring these experiences to life has never existed… until today.

Mark Newbold
Former Daily Content Manager and Program Director for Jedi News and the podcast network. Co-host RADIO 1138 and Take Cover on the Jedi News Network.

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