Best-selling books have been getting adaptations into movies for many decades, but as of yet few books have leapt directly from the page into the virtual reality (VR) headset. That might be about to change with a VR experience adapted from Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive.
Brandon Sanderson has sold over 15 million copies of his books from the Stormlight Archive series. Now Arcturus is working with DMG Entertainment to produce a VR experience titled The Way of Kings: Escape The Shattered Plains, based on Sanderson’s epic fantasy narrative.
Players of the experience will be stepping into the shoes of Kaladin, a young man who is slowly learning how to wield his magical powers. Users will be able to explore the mythical land of Roshar, full of dangerous, mountainous terrain while guided by a fairy-like creature named Syl. Users will need to find out how to control the magical power of Stormlight and battle against magical beasts and hostile warriors.
For the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience the thrills and see the magic of the fantasy universe Brandon Sanderson created before their very eyes,” said Ewan Johnson, Chief Creative Officer of Arcturus. We can’t wait for fans to get their first glimpse of a unique and truly immersive virtual reality experience.
I am beyond excited to finally be able to present this VR experience of The Way of Kings after many months of long, hard work from the teams at DMG and Arcturus,” said Brandon Sanderson. “It’s the first time my fans will be able to experience a thrilling adventure in Roshar and see what it’s like to be in the Shattered Plains.”
The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains will be available for the HTC Vive through Viveport or Steam, priced at $10.99 (USD). A trailer for the experience is available to view below.
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