E3’s third day has had non stop announcements, and of course Ubisoft’s press conference was no different. In the middle of the show Ubisoft unexpectedly announced a collaboration between themselves and Spectrevision, a new media studio which features Elijah Wood as its Creative Director.
The collaboration is to bring to life Transference, a virtual reality (VR) experience that Spectrevision CEO Lisa Whalen says will have you; “take off the gear and still feel unsettled.”
Ubisoft says players must; “Escape the maze-like puzzle of an impossible home concealing a corrupted truth. Meet the troubled family members and get hands-on to solve their riddle through a multi branching narrative.” Mysterious.
The trailer has a creepy direction to it, and freezeframes reveal shots of what appears to be a bedroom with askew lighting coming from the floor and an overturned table. From what few hints there are, we can assume Transference will be an intense horror experience.
Wood explains; “Whilst working with Ubisoft, we discovered some fascinating research that began in the late 90s. Essentially, neuroscientists had figured out a way to upload brain data; trauma, emotions, memories, to the digital space.”
The mysterious trailer hints at the kind of psychological horror VR experience we can expect, but so far all we have are guesses.
This is of course not the first time Ubisoft have worked with Spectrevision, after having worked with the team on Eagle Flight.
For more on Transference, watch the quirky trailer below.
Transference will be coming to PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in Spring 2018.
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