Ubisoft has just revealed “Transference“, a psychological thriller title (with optional VR) that they are making in collaboration with SpectreVision, film production company that’s set up by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.
The collaboration first started when Ubisoft’s Fun House divison met Elijah Wood in 2015, while the team was creating Eagle Flight.
Transference is a psychological thriller and the first game collaboration between SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal. Bridging the gap between movies and games, we invite you to lose yourself in the destructive tale of a man’s obsession as you explore his digitally recreated memories.
Escape the maze-like puzzle of an impossible home concealing a corrupted truth. Meet the troublede family members and get hands-on to solve their riddle through a multi-branching narrative. You directly influence their fate and decide their future.
The title is scheduled to be released in Spring 2018, for XBox One, PS4 and PC with optional VR support for Playstation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Here’s the blog announcement.
The game is set inside a digital recreation of a mind, and is partially inspired by real-life research that measures brain waves in an effort to visually recreate dreams. Players will seek to uncover the mysteries concealed by a family and the home they live in. As they explore the house, players will meet the members of the family, each with their own perspective and memories. How the player chooses to proceed will have consequences that affect the fate of the family.
“The game is a thrilling mixture of both our experience in story-telling and Ubisoft’s unparalleled skill at crafting deeply immersive worlds,” said Elijah Wood, Creative Director, SpectreVision. “We jumped at the chance of working in VR with Ubisoft and we believe we have a beautiful and haunting game that will really resonate with players, even after they’ve taken off their headset.”