Watch a new Star Wars 360 video of a scene in the plannet Jakku, where Rey (Daisy Ridley) lives. This is a new feature launched by Facebook and used to get fans even more excited.
If you are not on board with all the hoopla surrounding the release of The Force Awakens, this Star Wars 360 video is another reason to pay attention. Facebook began rolling out the feature on users’ timelines and the studio didn’t wast anytime putting it to good use creating the exclusive clip.
As the name indicates, the Star Wars 360 video gives you a more realistic feel and puts you right in the middle of all the action. Several other publishers are incorporating the technology in their film productions.
In the Star Wars 360 video, you will travel very close to the desert-like planet. You can see a Star Destroyer which has crashed after being apparently taken down. One of the coolest things is you get to choose the angle you wish to see the action from.
But you can only watch the Star Wars 360 video on Android (not iOS) for mobiles and on the web, using Firefox and Chrome, according to Dark Horizons. The clip was shared in the official Facebook page for Star Wars and has already been viewed more than 500,000 times.
It’s extremely cool to have even more options to watch the Star Wars 360 video in anticipation of the December 18 release of The Force Awakens. The blockbuster, directed by J.J. Abrams, is set to break all sorts of records at the box office when it finally lands in theaters around the world.
Without knowing the setting for the new Star Wars 360 video, it seems to follow Rey’s travels around the planet Jakku, which is at the center of the action we will see in The Force Awakens. This is the latest tool used by Disney to promote the hugely awaited film.
As the release time nears, we can expect more and more surprises from the Disney PR machine, which is now in full gear. A few weeks ago, we saw the massive release of The Force Awakens merchandise, now widely available at all major retailers.
With the new Star Wars 360 video, the studio hopes to pull in a new generation of fans who have not yet experienced the excitement of a new release. Fans are eagerly anticipating the next few months ahead of The Force Awakens’ official debut, which promises to be historic.
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