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