Earlier today Arcturus and DMG Entertainment announced that their VR experience THE WAY OF KINGS, ESCAPE THE SHATTERED PLAINS will be released on March 2nd for Viveport and Steam for the HTC Vive.
Trailer and more information is below courtesy of their press release.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON BRINGS HIS COSMERE UNIVERSE TO VIRTUAL REALITY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Arcturus and Beverly Hills-Based DMG Entertainment Debut Sanderson’s Epic Fantasy Novel, The Way of The Kings through VR Immersion on HTC Vive Worldwide
Today, Arcturus, in partnership with DMG Entertainment, announced that The Way of Kings, Escape the Shattered Plains virtual reality (VR) experience will be released worldwide on Viveport and Steam for HTC Vive on March 2. Escape the Shattered Plains is an immersive and interactive narrative experience and the first visual adaptation of Brandon Sanderson’s best-selling The Stormlight Archive series, which has sold more than 15 million copies. Fans will embark on an electrifying, unforgettable adventure in the Cosmere universe as they wield magic, dodge crashing landscapes and battle against perilous magical creatures for survival.
“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.”
In this short form adaption written by Joshua Rubin, the lead writer behind renowned videogames Destiny and Assassin’s Creed, participants take on the role of Kaladin, a young man who is coming to terms with his magical powers, and enter the realm of Roshar, a mythical land where storms of incredible power sweep through the perilous and rocky terrain. Guided by Syl, an enchanting, fairy-like creature, you will encounter an unrelenting tempest on the Shattered Plains, learn to harness the magical power of stormlight, and face-off with mystical beasts and sinister Parshendi warriors.
“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 on Viveport and Steam for HTC Vive for $10.99.
Arcturus creates stories, games and live-action immersive experiences. Comprised of pioneers who crafted the creative and technology that propelled Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Google and YouTube, the extended reality studio also has an extensive history developing vanguard technical products for clients like Bjork Digital, With.in, Lytro, PlayStation, and others. In addition to creating content, they support the XR industry by building and releasing tools and sharing knowledge. Arcturus is one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere and represents the studio’s mission: to create stellar experiences while helping others navigate extended reality. For more information visit www.arcturus.studio.
About DMG Entertainment
Beverly Hills-based DMG Entertainment is a global media and entertainment company with diverse holdings and operations across motion pictures, television, comic book publishing, gaming, next-gen technology and location-based entertainment. The studio’s films include the global blockbuster “Iron Man 3” and the critically acclaimed sci-fi time travel hit “Looper.” Later this year, DMG and James Cameron will bring “Terminator 2” back to the big screen in an immersive 3D special edition. Other upcoming releases include John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick” and “Blockers” starring Leslie Mann and John Cena.
DMG Entertainment boasts an impressive roster of world-class intellectual properties including Valiant’s comic book universe, featuring more than 2,000 iconic characters; Brandon Sanderson’s fictional Cosmere universe, a library of epic fantasies including the complete Mistborn series and The Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings; Ken Liu’s award-winning epic fantasy novel The Grace of Kings; and the original animated character Mini Marilyn® based on Marilyn Monroe. DMG Entertainment also partnered with Hasbro on the world’s first Transformers™-themed live-action entertainment project and recently launched DMG VR, a best-in-class immersive entertainment unit dedicated to the fast-growing medium of Virtual Reality. Arcturus is the first incubated company under the DMG VR umbrella. For more information, visit www.dmg-entertainment.com. An entertainment powerhouse valued at more than $6 Billion, DMG Yinji is publicly listed in China.