Disney continues to update their informational pages for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the latest update for the Play Disney Parks app gives us a peek at the functionality that will be coming this summer.
Soon after you arrive to Batuu, the Play Disney Parks app will transform into your galactic datapad—designed to guide you deeper and deeper into an adventure in a galaxy far, far away. First, here are the commands that you’ll be able to explore within the app.
- Translate galactic languages—both written and spoken.
- Discover precious cargo and digital goods as you scan objects all around the spaceport—including items hidden inside space-shipping crates and containers.
- Tune into communications sent by the planet’s many residents to uncover stories and secrets throughout the land—and unscramble transmissions being sent from far, far away.
- Use the Play Disney Parks app to hack into the land’s many devices, control panels and droids.
As the app guides you along, you’ll have the chance to pledge your loyalty to the First Order, support the Resistance, or strike out on your own as a scoundrel. And with each job you complete, you’ll receive digital rewards like ship schematics, star maps, galactic credits and more!
While the app image and functionality might be interesting, the filename gives us a peek behind the curtain at Disney’s ultimate hope for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The filename for the above image on Disney’s server is “delos marketing”. As fans of HBO’s Westworld might know, Delos is the company that runs the park that blends the imaginary and reality. The premise of Westworld is that guests are able to visit the theme park and have a choose your own adventure style experience with robots that so closely mimic humans, that the line between reality and fake is blended. That is Disney’s goal with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as well.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a “Delos” reference for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, “Project Delos” has been the project codename since the first permits were filed back in August 2016.