Survios has or is working on several big interactive IP’s based on TV shows and films. Having launched Creed: Rise to Glory in 2018 and with work ongoing with The Walking Dead Onslaught, today, the studio has announced another virtual reality (VR) tie-in based on HBO’s Westworld. Called Westworld Awakening, this has come completely out the blue and is due to arrive tomorrow.
Westworld Awakening is based on season two of the show, offering fans a narrative-driven, stealth experience. Players take on the role of Kate – a host within the Mesa facility who has suddenly attained self-awareness.
Players will be able to delve into the maze of laboratories and offices of Delos, using a Quality Assurance tablet to manipulate the world. Gameplay involves solving puzzles and interacting (as well as manipulating) other hosts, whilst at the same time being pursued by relentless serial killer Hank.
HBO is known for producing some of the most compelling shows, offer ing creative storylines and complex characters that keep our viewers coming back for more. Through VR experiences, we are bringing these fictional people and places to life for our viewers and letting them interact and engage with our shows in new, immersive ways,” said Aaron Nonis, VP of Interactive and Immersive Experiences at HBO in a statement. “‘Westworld Awakening’ is the perfect fusion of the right creators and story, the right IP, and the right platform that allows us to create the next – generation playground for our Westworld fans.
“With ‘Westworld Awakening,’ we had the privilege of going inside HBO’s popular show to create an entirely new storyline,” said Daniel Zeligman, Survios ’ Project Lead. “The end result is a VR experience unlike any other out there, that allows fans to dive deep into familiar settings and become a character on their favourite show, seeking to survive the dangers of Westworld.”
There isn’t long to wait for Westworld Awakening as the title will launch across 400 arcades as well as on Steam and Oculus Store for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift/Rift S tomorrow, 20th August. It will be available in English in the US, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, and China (arcades only).