HTC VIVE announced that HBO has partnered exclusively with VIVEPORT to launch an immersive VR experience based on the massive hit show “Game of Thrones”. Coming only to Viveport Infinity on May 31, “Beyond the Wall” allows users to be part of the action in Westeros and will be available to download for Infinity members as part of their subscription service.
Viveport Infinity is the first unlimited and platform agnostic subscription service for virtual reality and the only place to experience “Beyond the Wall” in VR. At $12.99 a month, or less with a prepaid annual subscription, Viveport Infinity offers the opportunity to try VR’s most popular and indie titles at an accessible price—including “Beyond the Wall” at no additional cost. The Infinity-exclusive experience will be compatible for the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift headsets.
Created by Framestore in partnership with HBO, this riveting game transports users to the northern border of The Seven Kingdoms to fight and defend The Wall. Players can test their sword-fighting skills against a terrifying undead polar bear and hoard of wights.
“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. “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.”
Starting on May 31, “Beyond the Wall” will launch in English in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the U.K., and Canada.