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Disney is building an epic Millennium Falcon flight sim and we want to ride it now

Disney has given us the first look at a forthcoming Millennium Falcon attraction that promises to be a major part of the new Star Wars-themed world.

The real-time flight simulator, which will have ultra-high resolution graphics, will be powered by a whopping eight high-end GPUs from Nvidia.

Once up and running, visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be able to climb aboard the Falcon, fire the blasters and then enter Hyperspace.

Launching next year, the attraction has been built in collaboration with Epic Games and the ILMxLAB at Lucasfilm. The above alpha image is our first look at how riders will experience the attraction.

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Each of the simulators will be built using the Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPUs, which are connected using the Quadro SLI (Scalable Link Interface), it was revealed.

“We worked with NVIDIA engineers to use Quadro-specific features like Mosaic and cross-GPU reads to develop a renderer that had performance characteristics we needed,” said Bei Yang, the technology studio executive at Disney Imagineering, during Nvidia’s GTC conference this week (via WDWNT).

“Using the eight connected GPUs allowed us to achieve performance unlike anything before.”

Naturally, this experience will go far beyond anything Star Wars enthusiasts will be able to achieve at home, even with the highest end consumer products.

We were excited for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge before now, but this has pushed us over the edge. The new zone will open in 2019 at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. See you there.

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