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Disney's AR headset will feature a new Star Wars game

Star Wars fans have long dreamt of being able to wield a ligthsaber.

That fantasy could soon come true, thanks to a new augmented reality headset created by Disney.

The device will let fans of the science fiction franchise channel their inner Jedi and explore the Star Wars universe.

It is not yet clear when the headset will be hitting stores, but a trailer for the upcoming game has now been released.

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Star Wars fans have long dreamt of being able to wield a ligthsaber and this fantasy could soon come true, thanks to a new augmented reality headset created by Chinese technology firm Lenovo and Disney

Star Wars fans have long dreamt of being able to wield a ligthsaber and this fantasy could soon come true, thanks to a new augmented reality headset created by Chinese technology firm Lenovo and Disney

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Star Wars fans have long dreamt of being able to wield a ligthsaber and this fantasy could soon come true, thanks to a new augmented reality headset.

The new device will let fans of the science fiction franchise channel their inner Jedi and explore the Star Wars universe. 

Disney has teamed up with Chinese technology firm Lenovo to create the AR headset and accompanying game.

It will feature a lightsaber motion controller, which will be tracked by two cameras on the headset. 

The display itself will be made up of a compatible smartphone that can be slipped into place inside the headset, like Samsung's Gear VR.

This should mean the headset is more affordable than more complex headsets that come with a built in display. 

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges will be the first title released for the headset.

The headset was unveiled at Disney's D23 Expo, held in Anaheim, California, last week.

Visitors to the annual conference were treated to a sneak peak of some of the features of the game.

This included a ground battle, featuring tiny armies of Rebel Alliance forces progressing across a carpeted bedroom battlefield towards Imperial AT-AT walkers.

A life-size Stormtrooper was also shown threatening the wearer.

And the holochess game, or Dejarik to the initiated, played on the Millennium Falcon was recreated.

Disney has teamed up with Chinese technology firm Lenovo to create the AR headset and accompanying game.

There is currently very little information available about the product's anticipated release date or how much it will cost.

A statement on the firm's website said: 'Awaken your inner Jedi with a new app‑enabled augmented reality experience. 

'Coming soon to Best Buy and Lenovo.com.

'Sign up to be among the first to learn more about Star Wars: Jedi Challenges.' 

It will feature a lightsaber motion controller, which will be tracked by two cameras on the headset. 

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The display itself will be made up of a compatible smartphone that can be slipped into place inside the headset, like Samsung's Gear VR.

This should mean the headset is more affordable than more complex headsets that come with a built in display.

The Star Wars Jedi Challenges experience will be the first title released for the headset.

Augmented reality gadgetry overlays holograms onto the real world, so that users can see a mixture of real and

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