Among all of the other major video game announcements coming out of E3 2017, one of the more peculiar titles comes in the form of Transference. Developed by Spectrevision – a new company co-founded by creative director and actor Elijah Wood – and published by Ubisoft, the forthcoming psychological thriller starring Green Room supporting actor Macon Blair will utilize VR technology to explore an experience that seeks to marry film and gaming into one unique consumer experience.
Centering around a story in which players will find themselves tasked with solving a maze-like puzzle of several minds, Transference is definitely among the more novel new titles to be announced at E3 2017. Offering plenty of detective solving adventure elements and a winding series of choices that will effect the outcome of the story, the forthcoming Ubisoft release aims to allow gamers to feel the presence of corrupted minds through VR.
In the footage featured above and below, potential players can get their first sneak peek at everything Transference aims to offer, with plenty of visual clues and commentary from the team that stands behind Spectrevision – most notably including partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, and Lisa Whalen. And with Blair playing a crucial role in the thrilling VR gaming experience soon to come, the mysterious new game is sure to be a thoroughly original experience unlike anything that has come before.
It’s hard to say just what kind of experience players can expect from Transference, as the announcement trailer and supporting commentary does more to obfuscate than clarify the central mysteries that surround the original video game property. But with any luck Spectrevision will succeed in its stated mission to marry the experience of movie viewing and gaming into an unprecedented form of entertainment utterly unfamiliar to the average consumer.
As VR continues to mount its way towards mainstream prominence within the gaming industry – and the world of entertainment in general – titles like Transference will have to set a precedent and standard for what the technology has to offer when it comes to telling unique and compelling stories in gaming and film. On that note, here’s to hoping for the very best from the forthcoming original production as developed by Spectrevision and published by Ubisoft.
Transference will see release on PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Spring 2018.