Yesterday, Viveport announced that it will be adding support for Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets in June. Today, the online virtual reality (VR) distribution platform has revealed some unique content is coming its way, based on the rather popular fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Called Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, the immersive VR experience will put you on the northern border of Westeros to fight and defend the wall for the Seven Kingdoms.
Developed by Framestore in partnership with HBO, you’ll be able to test your sword-fighting skills against a terrifying undead polar bear and a hoard of reanimated dead soldiers.
“VR is the perfect pairing for Game of Thrones fans who can now step onto the battlefield of Beyond the Wall as part of Viveport Infinity,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport in a statement. “Beyond the Wall gives you the first-hand experience of joining the Night’s Watch and protecting the realms of men with your flaming sword from the army of the dead.”
“Game of Thrones fans love exploring the world of Westeros and beyond, and now they can feel the rush of fighting the undead from the safety of their home in VR through Viveport,” said Sabrina Caluori, EVP of Digital and Social Marketing at HBO. “We’re committed to giving our fans unique and cutting-edge opportunities for engagement, and we think they’ll love this latest entry in our VR portfolio.”
To play Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall you’ll need a Viveport Infinity account which retails for $12.99 USD a month, or less with a prepaid annual subscription – a 14-day free trial period is available. Compatible with both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the experience will launch in English in the US, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the U.K., and Canada on 31st May. Additionally, members are entitled to perks such as premium content on Viveport Video, monthly coupons, weekend deals and free title giveaways.
Windows Mixed Reality headsets will gain Viveport support on 5th June but there’s been no mention regarding headset compatibility with Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall at present. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Viveport and its subscription services, reporting back with the latest updates.