The horror genre seems to be a natural fit for virtual reality, with countless VR horror games already on the market and in development. Now at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference, yet another VR horror project has been announced in the form of a psychological thriller called Transference.
Transference, which will also be playable outside of VR, was introduced at E3 by Elijah Wood in a creepy trailer with a lot of live-action footage. Fans should be able to expect the final game to incorporate live-action visuals along with traditional game graphics, as Transference promises to “bridge the gap between movies and games.”
While Transference is likely to utilize live-action footage in the final product, what’s unclear is if the people seen in the E3 2017 trailer will be featured in the game itself, besides Green Room actor Macon Blair. Elijah Wood, for example, is listed as a “partner” in the game’s development, but Ubisoft hasn’t clarified if he will be playing a character in the strange new horror game.
For those confused by the trailer, Ubisoft has since revealed details about Transference‘s plot. According to Ubisoft, the game is about the player exploring the minds of a “fractured family” to discover what happened to them, all the while influencing their fate through player-choice. This will create a branching narrative that should encourage players to replay the game and see how they can change the plot.
Otherwise, further details on Transference are few and far between. We know that the game is being built with VR in mind, and will be compatible with motion controllers like PlayStation Move, but besides that, much of the game is still shrouded in mystery. It’s possible that more information on Transference will come to light over the course of E3 week, but if not, fans can expect more info as we near its spring 2018 release date.
Transference will be available spring 2018 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PC, PlayStation VR, PS4, and Xbox One.