Westworld Awakening Introduces the Popular HBO Series to VR
The Walking Dead: Onslaught developer Survios is adapting Westworld from HBO with a new Oculus Rift and HTC Vive game: Westworld Awakening.
Creed: Rise to Glory and Battlewake developer Survios is adapting the popular AMC show The Walking Dead with their upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Onslaught, and now they will be adapting one of HBO’s most popular series, Westworld, as well with a Oculus Rift and HTC Vive game called Westworld Awakening. Check out some gameplay below:
The wait for Westworld Awakening will not be long either because it is releasing on Viveport, Steam, and the Oculus Store tomorrow, August 20, for $29.99. As Survios has done with many of their other games, Westworld Awakening will also be available in over 400 VR arcades when it launches. The game’s release also comes ahead of Westworld Season 3, which arrives on HBO in 2020.
Westworld Awakening is a stealth set during the second season of the show, and has players assume control of Kate, a Mesa facility host with a QA tablet that she can use to manipulate the environment, as she is being chased by a serial killer named Hank. As a tie in game, Survios is promising that Westworld Awakening will feature some iconic scenes and locations from show. HBO is very much on board with this new game as well, with VP of Interactive and Immersive Experiences Aaron Nonis saying “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.”
Hopefully, this game will fare better than Westworld Mobile, which was shuttered back in January following a lawsuit from Bethesda because the game allegedly stole code from Fallout Shelter. Survios confirmed that they collaborated heavily with Kilter Films on the project, which personally give me a lot more confidence about Westworld Awakening.
Survios did release a healthy amount of screenshots for the game, which you can see below. Westworld Awakening will come out for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on August 20.