E3 2017: Ubisoft Teases Transference, a Mysterious Brand New VR Game

Well, let it not be said that Ubisoft didn’t have any surprises in store for us during their E3 2017 press conference. As it turns out, Elijah Wood’s film production company SpectreVision is working with Ubisoft to help create a completely brand new VR game, Transference, and it actually looks like there may be a bit of a meta angle to all of this…

As seen in the announcement trailer below, the team has supposedly found the technology to make the player feel exactly like they’re in a movie, thanks to the help of research done in the late ’90s by neuroscientists that found new ways to upload data. And with that, cue the creepy, live-action, most likely unethical VR tests of players engaging in a psychological thriller of sorts, which Transference itself is. Described as “a maze-like puzzle concealing a corrupted truth,” the goal is to explore the digital consciousness of various case subjects and help solve their issues. Not much else is known, but it seems quite intriguing indeed, so keep an eye out for Transference when it comes out in Spring 2018 for all major VR platforms.