A shipwrecked Star Destroyer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Speed through Jakku with a new The Force Awakens 360 video

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Sep 23, 2015, 4:16 PM EDT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is easily one of the most anticipated films of the last decade, and Disney and Lucasfilm know it, to the point that they're creating all kinds of immersive tie-in experience to keep us as excited for this movie as possible. We know all about the books and the comics and the games and many other things that are coming, but we're still surprised by what the studio keeps unveiling, and today we got another delightful new tie-in.

Today, Facebook made immersive 360 video available on its site, and many companies took advantage of the opportunity. Lucasfilm was, of course, among them, and the result is this minute-long video in which viewers can take in a 360-degree view of the planet Jakku and the site of that Star Destroyer crash from the trailers. Plus, if you stick with it until the end, you get to hear a little BB-8 chatter. Check it out:

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


The video is yet another taste in what's sure to be a long line of new The Force Awakens tie-ins over the next few months, and it's very likely that we'll ultimately get to explore other planets too. What do you think? Are you ready for more immersive Star Wars videos?

(Via Facebook)