Disney describes more of how your phone will become your Star Wars Datapad at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

May 20, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Disney has mentioned previously that its Play Disney Parks app will be an integral part of Star War's Galaxy's Edge, and in an article by Scott Trowbridge - the lead creative on the new land, more details are given on what you can expect when you use the app on your phone.

Here is an outline of some of the functionality of the Star Wars Datapad.

Use the “hacking” feature to interact with certain door panels or droids to see their memories, or open your “scanning” tool to peek inside of cargo crates you may spot while walking around. The handy “translation” tool will help you understand Aurebesh (the written language of the Star Wars galaxy) signs throughout Black Spire Outpost, and you can even tap into and decrypt signals from antennas or communications devices and listen to secret messages with the “tuning” feature.

Throughout Black Spire Outpost, the First Order is trying to install surveillance devices in door panels to spy on the Resistance. Use your Datapad to join in “Outpost Control,” a landwide game, and choose to support either side as they vie for a hold on the land. Winners may even find themselves rewarded with galactic credits for their efforts.

Your Star Wars adventure continues when you make your way to get in line at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. While getting ready to board the most famous ship in the galaxy, you can even take on a job for Hondo Ohnaka, the pirate turned “legitimate” businessman operating Ohnaka Transport Solutions out of Black Spire Outpost. Reroute misplaced cargo, learn how to keep your cover under pressure and prep the Falcon for your flight in this in-queue game!

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Article Posted: May 20, 2019 / 1:38pm ET