The Star Wars Augmented Reality Headset Lets You Grab a Friend and Duel
If you and a friend each own one of the augmented reality lightsaber kits from Lenovo and Disney, you can now have duels together. Previously, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges was a single-player game only, but with a free update called “Lightsaber Versus Mode” you are able to add a local multiplayer.
Players stand a few feet apart as if they were in a real duel. The headsets project a lightsaber beam over each of the controllers and generate a battle using familiar elements from the single-player dueling mode. The system does not let you hack away at your opponent because it procedurally generates the battle using familiar elements from the single-player mode. The two-person mode choreographs each player’s movement. While one is told to strike in a certain direction, the other player is told to block in that same area.
Similar to single-player mode, you’ll enjoy fighting a cool-looking battle without having to know the fundamentals of fencing. Sure, it’s still a little abstract, but it will be a lot of fun.