How Framestore created the Game of Thrones Oculus Rift VR experience for Sky Atlantic's O2 exhibition
To promote Game of Thrones Season 5, Sky put on an exhibition of props, costumes and interactive installations at the O2 – including a VR experience. Framestore's Mike Woods tells us about creating Westeros inside an Oculus Rift.
Author: To promote Game of Thrones Season 5, Sky put on an exhibition of props and interactive installations at the O2.
The experience is still using the first-generation Oculus Rift headset, and the relatively low resolution is noticeable. I’d really like to see what its creators could do with the latest generation of VR headsets.
The Ascend the Wall experience is part of Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones Exhibition, which features props and costumes from the TV show. It's running at the O2 this week to promote April’s Season 5 of the show, before moving onto Stockholm.
As well as trying out the experience, I also interviewed Mike Woods, executive creative director and the man in charge of Framestore's VR studio over email. Read on to hear about how it was created – and what Framestore want to do next with VR – and see photos from the exhibition like this White Walker here.