Prime Video launches Wheel of Time virtual 3D preview
October 28, 2021
By Nik Roseveare
Prime Video has released an immersive trailer for upcoming fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling book series. The first three episodes of Season One will premiere on November 19th with new episodes available each Friday following, leading up to the season finale on December 24th.
Utilising YouTube’s 360 player and spatial audio surround sound, Prime Video has debuted the new trailer for The Wheel of Time in a first-of-its-kind immersive experience that allows fans to view the traditional 2D trailer in a virtual three-dimensional ‘wheel’.
When fans arrive at the YouTube page to watch the trailer, a quick scan to the left or right will reveal there is more to experience. To the left of the screen, they’ll discover Moiraine’s (played by Rosamund Pike) ‘One Power’ channelling— featuring her voice and faces, artifacts, and symbols hidden amongst the energy weaves. On the right, the corruption of the Dark One represents a dissention into madness.
The trailer also features spatial audio that aims to give fans a more immersive experience as objects appear from either side of the wheel.