Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Debuts Immersive 360 Video

If you ever wondered what it would be like as a Rebel pilot, this new video will show you what the [...]

If you ever wondered what it would be like as a Rebel pilot, this new video will show you what the job is all about - and make you regret ever thinking about the career to start. Next month, fans will learn more about Star Wars' Rebel Alliance when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, but Lucasfilm wants you to experience the its action up-close. The studio partnered with ILMxLAB to create an immersive 360 video experience, and it's downright terrifying.

The video places you in the center of a starfighter as you pilot your Rebel vehicle through barren space. However, you soon pick up Imperial chatter on your radar and coordinate a lightspeed jump into what you thought was empty space. It's only once you arrive at your plotted coordinates that you realize the Empire has built a massive space station, and TIE fighters are quick to scold you for scouting their location out.

When you watch the 360 video, you get a real sense of what it is like to be surrounded by Imperial fighters who want you dead. Your piloting only gets you so far as you frantically send scans of the so-called space station to Mon Mothma, but those reports end up being your final words. The Empire overpowers your rogue ship, and the last thing you see if the hulk Death Star before your spacecraft explodes.

Seriously, the video is dark. Prepare yourself before you watch it and grab tissues if need be.

If you want to check out the video's description, then you can check it out below:

"Conflict, above all else, rules the galaxy. As an everyday X-wing pilot flying for the Rebellion, be immediately immersed in the vastness of space with only your R2 unit and wingman by your side. What starts as a routine mission for Mon Mothma takes a sharp turn as you stumble upon unexpected Imperial presence - and something they will do anything to keep hidden."

(Photo: Lucasfilm )

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters December 16, 2016. Directed by Gareth Edwards, it's the first of the new standalone features from Lucasfilm and Disney, which take place outside the core "Skywalker Saga" of films noted by an Episode number. Rogue One tells the story of the small band of rebels that were tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star. The story spins directly off the opening crawl from the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. In that crawl, it read: "Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet."