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In possibly the weirdest announcement of E3 so far, Ubisoft are teaming up with none other than Elijah Wood to produce Transference, a VR horror experience. With a psychological horror bent centering around neuroscience and the uploading of brain data, Transference makes the bold claim that gamers will finally feel like they’re in a movie – even after taking off their headsets. That sounds an awful lot like some kinda grandiose David Cage talk to me, but if they can pull it off, Transference could be a huge boon to a struggling VR sector.
According to Ubisoft, the game is based on real-world research into the field of neuroscience, and takes place in a digital recreation of the mind, where players will be tasked with exploring a house, meeting it’s occupants, and solving puzzles, with the actions of the player having an effect on the outcome of the narrative.
Transference will be available Spring 2018.