Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in new 360 degree video


Strap yourself in... you're in for quite a ride - with an immersive 360-degree video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The new style 360-degree video is a new feature on Facebook and will be coming to news feeds soon.

The short video clip places viewers inside a craft from the new Star Wars film, which speeds through the Jakku desert past the ruins and debris of an Star Destroyer. From this position, viewers are able to click-drag their mouse across the video to rotate the camera through full 360 angle (even when paused!). Take a look for yourself on the Star Wars Facebook page!

The Star Wars footage will be the first of many 360-degree videos to hit the social network, with the likes of Saturday Night Live, VICE and GoPro working on their own content. These clips are exclusive to web and Android users for the time being, allowing them to view different angles by dragging their mouse cursor or finger around. "In the future, imagine watching 360 videos of a friend's vacation to a small village in France or a festival in Brazil - you'll be able to look around and experience it as if you were there," said Facebook, teasing what the future holds for its new feature.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in cinemas on 17th December 2015 in the UK and 18th December 2015 in the US.

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