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Explore Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 360-degrees on Facebook

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 Windsday, Septembarrr 23, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the subject of a new immersive video "experience" available on Facebook today.

The minute-long video grants users an interactive, first-person view of the film's Jakku desert. Pulling the screen lets you take a full 360-degree look at your surroundings.

The video works on both the Facebook website as well as the mobile app for Android, and was created exclusively for the social network by Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB. Spun off from Industrial Light & Magic, xLAB works to create "immersive entertainment" based off properties from the George Lucas-founded company.

The Star Wars clip is one of the first in a series born out of a new collaboration between Facebook and Oculus. The Facebook-owned virtual reality studio will be creating more of these 360-degree videos to appear on the site's News Feed. According to an announcement from Facebook's newsroom, more of these videos will roll out soon, while teasing the future possibility to create your own.

The Force Awakens will be out in theaters on Dec. 18. Its promotional season has already kicked off, however: Earlier this month saw the onslaught of new toys courtesy of the Force Friday premiere event. Our favorite? The walking, talking, adorable BB-8.

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