The Emmy-winning "Game of Thrones" title sequence is renowned for its stunning animations, frequently shifting destinations (which vary depending on the cities that will appear in any given episode) and compelling musical score.
Until now, it's always been a decidedly 2D affair, but a new 360-degree virtual version of the "Game of Thrones" title sequence lets you soar through Westeros like never before.
The new video, which arrives just ahead of the debut of season 6 on April 24, was a collaborative effort between HBO, Facebook (which is hosting the video), Oculus and sequence designers Elastic. As with other 360-degree videos, you can look in any direction just by clicking and dragging with your mouse.
Unfortunately, there's no VR version, though Mashable reports that one is "coming soon." In the meantime, various sources have reported numerous Easter eggs "Thrones" fans should look for, including the option of peeking up the skirt of the Titan of Braavos. (Not my idea!)
Unfortunately, on my system, the video stuttered badly, to the point where it was just about impossible to really enjoy the experience. This is probably due to server overload: In the course of roughly 45 minutes between my first look at the video and completing this post, the number of viewers jumped from 1 million to 1.7 million. Here's hoping Facebook fixes the problem, pronto -- before the "You know nothing, Mark Zuckerberg" jokes start pouring in.