Ubisoft announces partnership with SpectreVision to produce VR content

The marriage between games and horror movies is happening again!

Ubisoft and SpectreVision, the production company founded by Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller, have announced a partnership to produce new and original Virtual Reality (VR) content. SpectreVision has produced a few good horror movies in the past, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night instantly coming to mind.  

As for Ubisoft, this is not their first foray into the realm of VR. The company had announced Eagle Flight, a PC and PlayStation 4 VR exclusive that gives players the chance to soar through the streets of Paris as an eagle and engage other enemies.

There was also the announcement of the Jack the Ripper Interactive 360° trailer, which shows off a more interactive method of story telling utilizing VR. 

However, this announcement is the one that I like the most. I remember the last time someone from the world of video games and someone from the world of movies tried to partner up. It resulted in us almost getting one of the best horror games of this generation until...well, you know. 

With how VR is shaping up, horror games are getting new life breathed into them. With Ubisoft's pedigree for video games and SpectreVision's flair for horror, we could be looking at something special. 

“Their expertise in the horror film genre is exciting for us, we’re looking forward to a collaboration that will ultimately offer fans an unforgettable virtual reality experience.” -- Patrick Plourde, Vice President of Ubisoft Montreal

Published Jan. 21st 2016
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  • Mackenzie Lambert_5420
    Ubisoft? So there's a good chance of microtransactions, you'll have to climb some sort of tower in multiple areas, and milk a franchise with yearly releases?
  • shox_reboot
    Well...what game is without those these days? And to be honest I've not seen such a bad case of microtransactions from Ubisoft.

    Then again I've only played the AC series from them As for milking franchises...yep, worried about that as well. At least the very first installment should be good before they go down their trademark route (unless they've learnt...looks like they have with them taking a break from AC till 2017)
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Ohhh, yes. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night was absolutely incredible, I'm so excited to see the people behind that flick go everywhere.
  • shox_reboot
    It's surprising how little is known about that movie for how good it was. Just imagine the atmosphere of it translated to a VR horror game?

    I seriously need to save up for the Oculus
  • Jay Ricciardi
    But can they get that cat again? Stole the show.

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