As a bona fide hater of actual reality, virtual reality is very appealing to me. However, I’m not as into 100 hour AAA games as or . I love short interactive experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. Good news for me? Apple Vision Pro gets a rather nifty “interactive story” with mixed reality which could herald the evolution of a new type of entertainment that puts people directly into their favorite shows or movies.

Marvel and Industrial Light & Magic, the company created by George Lucas, have just announced an upcoming Apple Vision Pro title based on What if…?, which just finished its second season. It will be an hour-long experience that uses all the technology built into Apple’s expensive headphones, including this star-crossing.

The story is being kept under wraps, but you won’t be playing as The Watcher, that much is clear. The promo copy says that players will “learn the mystical arts,” which reminds me of Dr. Strange. The companies also promise that “fans will be immersed in breathtaking environments that place them in new and iconic MCU locations.” Does this mean we’ll be able to virtually order shawarma with Tony Stark and the gang?

Now, I haven’t played a demo of this, but I have and many similar titles and I absolutely love them. It just seems like a natural evolution of gaming and television to bring them together. Give the player the illusion of freedom, but keep it mostly on rails and doom it.

Director Dave Bushore agrees, calling this title “the next evolution in how we tell our stories” and that it’s “a look at what I’ve been waiting for my whole life.” Bushore doesn’t have many directing credits, but he was an interactive marketing executive Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, among other MCU films. It was written by David Dong and Phil McCarthy, a duo best known for the short film adaptation of David Sedaris’ essay. There are some heavy hitters on the EP side, with people who have been involved in this The miracles and signing on for the mixed reality project.

Marvel has not announced actors returning to reprise their roles, but Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher seems like a given. For the uninitiated, What if…? is an anthology series that looks at parallel universes and how things might shake out in the MCU if something happened a little differently. The game/experience will be exclusive to Apple Vision Pro and is coming “soon.”

That’s not enough for , but come on, it’s a great sign of things to come. Who wouldn’t want to “run” an episode of The Mandalorian Or something like that?