Star Wars: The Force Awakens: New 360-degree interactive video lets you explore Jakku

Tuscan Raiders come sweeping in as you pass the massive Star Destroyer

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Ever wondered what it would be like to take a ride on a Star Wars speeder, travelling through a desert planet while gazing up at the wrecks of Star Destroyers?

Unfortunately, that will probably never happen - not least of all because you would need to be able to travel to a galaxy far, far away - but we’ve got the next best thing: a 360-degree interactive video.

Disney and Lucas film put the video on Facebook, which you can watch below, created to promote the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience

Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.

Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

In the video you are on a speeder, travelling through the barren wastelands of Jakku - a planet from the new film. Tuscan Raiders come sweeping in at one point as you pass the massive Star Destroyer, all of which you can look at by dragging your mouse over the video.

There’s a lot to see to say the least. To watch the video you need to have a Chrome of Firefox browser on PC or Mac, and if you want to look at on mobile you’ll need the Facebook app.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit cinemas 17 December.