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The iconic Game of Thrones opening credits are coming to VR

The Game of Thrones opening credits are almost as loved as the show itself and woe betide anyone who attempts to skip them to enable faster passage to sex and slayings.

Now there’s a whole new way to enjoy the elaborate two-minute intro, thanks to a a partnership between Facebook, Oculus, HBO and Elastic, the designers behind the credits.

Today, you can view the sequence in one of Facebook’s impressive 360-degree videos, while there are plans to make it available in VR soon.

See also: Opinion: Game of Thrones belongs in the cinema

While the VR version will enable users to explore the countries and landmarks by turning their heads, the current Facebook version allows it by swiping within the mobile app and dragging the cursor on desktop.

From King’s Landing to Dorne, it’s all there alongside that iconic theme. This should tide you over until the Season 6 premiere on April 24. If not, you can see the latest trailer below.

The video follows the launch of a Game of Thrones Ascend The Wall experience for Oculus Rift, which was showcased at SXSW in March. The 4D experience used rumble packs and a wind machine.

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