Ubisoft and SpectreVision announced their partnership to create new VR content at the Sundance Film Festival today. The film production company founded by actor Elijah Wood and directors Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller will be working with Ubisoft’s FunHouse Studio in Montreal to create a new storytelling experience with new virtual reality technology like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at SpectreVision on an interactive VR experience,” said Patrick Plourde, Vice President at Ubisoft Montreal. “Their expertise in the horror film genre is exciting for us as a developer of interactive entertainment and we’re looking forward to a collaboration that will ultimately offer fans an unforgettable virtual reality experience.”
This will be the first foray into video games for SpectreVision and part of Ubisoft’s push into the next big technology in video games.
“We’re thrilled to partner with an industry leader like Ubisoft to explore the innovative and burgeoning technology that is virtual reality,” says SpectreVision’s Whalen. “The diversity of Ubisoft’s portfolio of titles from Assassin’s Creed to Zombi, makes for an ideal partnership with SpectreVision’s varied creative vision, as evidenced in films such as ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ and ‘Cooties.’ Together, we can tell an infinite number of unique stories in a bold and original new format.”