Nerdist | HBO Announces LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: SANCTUM VR Experience

Press September 2, 2020

Lovecraft Country has been bringing viewers on a terrifying trip through Jim Crow America. It’s a place where monsters of all kinds lurk. But soon some people will be able to fully immerse themselves into that 1950s nightmare. HBO has announced an all-new social VR experience Lovecraft Country: Sanctum. And it will be a celebration of this series and Black voices that everyone can enjoy.

Lovecraft Country: Sanctum will serve as a special companion experience to the show. HBO describes it as “a series of exclusive virtual reality events transporting invited guests into a world inspired by the show.”

“In a first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking social VR event series, 100 select influential voices will experience three events consisting of immersive theater, escape rooms, art installations, puzzles and a live concert, via the Oculus Quest headset, all inspired by Lovecraft Country. The events will be simultaneously run on the social VR platform VRChat, which allows guests to talk and interact with each other in real time within the environment, and streamed to the world via YouTube Live. Viewers on the YouTube Live stream will be able to interact in real-time, solving riddles to trigger spells that directly impact the experience.”


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