HBO launches official VR experience based on Game of Thrones.
Called “Beyond The Wall”, the experience will be the exclusive app for subscribers to HTC’s Viveport Infinity service.
Viveport is HTC’s virtual reality app store, similar to the Oculus Store. It is not exclusive to HTC equipment, but it also officially supports the Oculus Rift headset. In fact, next month it will even support Windows MR headsets.
While Viveport sells games like a regular store, it also offers a subscription service called Infinity. Infinity provides subscribers with access to over 600 games and apps in the store. Think about it, almost like Netflix for VR. Beyond The Wall will be available exclusively on this subscription service.
Since Beyond The Wall is an exclusive Viveport, it excludes the possibility of a port on the Oculus Quest.
As the name implies, the game will tell about the events taking place behind the famous northern wall of Westeros. Players take on the role of the Night Watch brother. Armed with a sword, they will fight off enemies, undead, and even a dead polar bear.
Viveport Infinity costs $ 12.99 per month, but if you just want to play, you can take advantage of a two-week free trial.
The experience will be available in English in the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. There is no word about its distribution to other languages and territories. This may be due to HBO licensing issues.
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