HBO is launching an official Game of Thrones VR experience tomorrow.
Called ‘Beyond The Wall’, the experience will be exclusive to HTC’s Viveport Infinity subscription service.
Viveport is HTC’s VR app store, similar to the Oculus Store. It isn’t exclusive to HTC hardware however, it also officially supports Oculus Rift headsets. In fact, next month it will even get support for Windows MR headsets.
While Viveport sells games like a regular store, it also offers a subscription service called Infinity. Infinity gives subscribers access to over 600 games and experiences on the store. Think of it as like a Netflix for VR. Beyond The Wall will be available exclusively on this subscription service.
Since Beyond The Wall is a Viveport exclusive, that rules out the possibility of a port to Oculus Quest. Quest only runs the Oculus Store. It could however come to HTC’s own Vive Focus Plus standalone some day in future, but there’s no word on that.
As the name suggests, the experience is set beyond the famous northern wall of Westeros. Players take on the role of a brother of the Night’s Watch. Armed with a sword, they will fight off hoards of wites and even an undead polar bear.
Viveport Infinity costs $12.99 per month, but if you wanted to just play this experience you could take advantage of the two week free trial period.
The experience will be available in English in the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. There’s no word yet on it expanding to further languages and territories. This may be a licensing issue with HBO.
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