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Interactive Warcraft trailer takes you on a ride over Stormwind

Warcraft Poster Travis Fimmel Anduin Lothar
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Legendary Pictures has released a "360 video inspired by the Warcraft movie" offering a high-above, all-around view of the city of Stormwind, seen from the back of a soaringgryphon. Created by the famed Industrial Light and Magic, the results are pretty cool—although the seam directly behind the gryphon is very visible. It also requires Google's Chrome browser in order to operate; Kotaku says it "looks busted and broken" on other browsers, but on Firefox (at least, my Firefox) it just flat-out doesn't work. Don't have Chrome? Here you go.

While you're here, have a look at the pair of movie posters released at the San Diego Comic Con and served up by Screen Rant, one featuring Sir Anduin Lothar, the knight in command of the human army, and the other, the great Orc chieftain Durotan. They both have the look of guys who'd rather be doing just about anything else, and as the site notes, there's an expectation that the film will forgo a simple good guy/bad guy narrative in favor of digging into the moral and political complexities of the Warcraft setting.

Director Duncan Jones stated late last week that, close to ten years after production first began, the Warcraft film is "pretty much a finished movie." It's slated to hit screens in June of 2016.

Warcraft Poster

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.