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Official: There are only 30 Jedi masters in the world

A piddly 30 people have conquered Lenovo’s AR Jedi Challenges, leaving us woefully unprepared for a Sith invasion.

During a press session at MWC 2018, Lenovo vice president of PC and AR/VR, Matt Bereda, revealed the puny number of Lightsaber Lancelots protecting the world.

“When we launched the headset, we had multiple games: lightsaber duels, holographic chess and the RTS mode. There were hundreds of hours of gameplay. So far there are only 30 people who have reached Jedi Master. Only 30 people have completed the whole game,” he said.

 

The Jedi Challenges are a series of augmented reality games that can be played on Lenovo’s Mirage headset. The headset launched last year and comes with a replica lightsaber controller that’s been designed to look exactly like Luke Skywalker’s.

The headset retails for a fairly hefty £200, but won over Trusted Reviews bearded Padawan Simon Osborne-Walker during testing, securing it an impressive 9/10 in our review. According to Bereda we’re far from alone in our love of the AR headset, which was reportedly “the number one Star Wars product in sales over the holidays last year.”

The VP didn’t specify whether the figure was worldwide, or limited to Europe, but either way it’s a pretty impressive achievement.

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The news comes just after Lenovo launched a wealth of new content for Jedi Challenges, including a new planet to explore/protect and a duel that pits you against two elite Praetorian Guards.

Bereda said the company has more updates scheduled for the very near future.

“We have content lined up. We’ll continue to add to the game and enrich the product. Believe me this is only the start,” he said. “We’re going to open up that challenge to the world: do you have what it takes to be a Jedi Master?”

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