In March at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), AMD revealed plans for a virtual reality (VR) experience based on the upcoming movie Assassin Creed. To promote the film which launches later this month, Assassins Creed The VR Experience has now been made available for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Partnering with Alienware, Ubisoft, 20th Century Fox, New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and VR development studio Practical Magic, Assassins Creed The VR Experience was developed and rendered using AMD’s Radeon technology, designed to fuel the creation of real-time photorealistic VR content. The experience was shot on-location during the movie’s filming both in Malta and at Practical Magic’s studio in Burbank.
“The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie VR Experience is a thrilling piece of virtual reality that will excite aficionados of the game, fans of the movie and newcomers alike. We are delighted to team up with Fox and are excited to demonstrate how world-class VR can be produced and experienced on AMD technology,” said Roy Taylor, AMD Corporate Vice President, Content, Alliances, and VR.
The Assassins Creed The VR Experience premieres at The Game Awards 2016 today, with the movie being released later this month in 21st December.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to team up with AMD and Alienware to launch an immersive and dynamic VR Experience for our Assassin’s Creed movie,” said Zachary Eller, Senior Vice President, Marketing Partnerships, 20th Century Fox. “The live VR Experience allows fans to experience the world of an Assassin in the setting of the highly anticipated film.”
Not only will the VR experience be available for free through the Oculus Video app on both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, but it’ll also be viewable as a 360-degree video on Facebook.
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