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| Developer: FunHouse, SpectreVision |
| Publisher: Ubisoft |
| Platform: XBO, PS4, PS VR, PC, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift |
| Release Date: Spring 2018 |
| Genre: Thriller |
| Website: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/transference |
Transference is a true collaboration between Hollywood and gaming. At SpectreVision, partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller & Lisa Whalen, tell character-driven stories tackling emotional and human experiences that challenge conventions.
Combined with the experience of building rich gameplay Ubisoft is known for, Transference is a dark, thrilling puzzle featuring Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, Green Room).
Come face to face with a fractured family as you freely explore their minds. Navigate a dream-like home filled with secrets you can discover. Collect the evidence of a family’s history to choose how you repair their lives. Learn the rules of a place bent on breaking them to unlock the truth.
Affect their lives from the unique perspectives of each family member to piece together the mystery. The choices you make from every angle ripple through time and space, learn their story and make your own decisions about how they will live on.
For the best immersive experience, we welcome you to join the test case and experience the unsettling creation of a deranged mind through VR. The game offers full interactivity for touch control on all VR platforms through PlayStation® Move, Oculus Touch and HTC Vive Controller. Match your VR playstyle with customizable input controls on every platform. The game is also fully playable on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
E3 Reveals & Announcements
The psychological thriller Transference was announced today at the Ubisoft Press Conference at E3 2017. The game is being developed for VR, console, and PC through a collaboration between FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, and SpectreVision, a production company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and John C. Waller.
“The opportunity to work with SpectreVision to create a game with rich characters and an intimate yet multi-branching narrative was impossible to pass up,” said Caroline Martin, Executive Director, FunHouse, Ubisoft Montreal. Transference is scheduled to release in spring 2018 on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift, as well as Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The game is set inside a digital recreation of a mind, and is partially inspired by real-life research that measures brain waves in an effort to visually recreate dreams. Players will seek to uncover the mysteries concealed by a family and the home they live in. As they explore the house, players will meet the members of the family, each with their own perspective and memories. How the player chooses to proceed will have consequences that affect the fate of the family.
“The game is a thrilling mixture of both our experience in story-telling and Ubisoft’s unparalleled skill at crafting deeply immersive worlds,” said Elijah Wood, Creative Director, SpectreVision. “We jumped at the chance of working in VR with Ubisoft and we believe we have a beautiful and haunting game that will really resonate with players, even after they’ve taken off their headset.”
JUNE 12, 2017: #UBIE3 KICKS OFF JUNE 12 WITH UBISOFT PRESS CONFERENCE
E3 2017 is less than two weeks away, and the buzz for the show is building to a crescendo. Ubisoft is busy preparing to help welcome the 15,000 fans who snapped up tickets to this year’s event – a first for the show – and the millions who will be watching and following online. Teams are putting the finishing touches on the demonstrations and trailers for this year’s games lineup, which promises to be one of the company’s biggest and boldest in years.
In an official statement, CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot said, “E3 is truly a moment of excitement and pride, not just for Ubisoft but for our entire industry. We’re looking forward to sharing our unique take on creating game worlds and our action-packed line-up with players, and to seeing what our fellow developers are working on.”
Ubisoft kicks things off Monday, June 12, at 1PM Pacific Time, with the Ubisoft E3 2017 Conference, live from the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The audience will be treated to a look at the latest from the next Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, the next Just Dance, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, The Crew 2, and many more. For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be broadcast live and on-demand at Ubisoft.com, Ubisoft’s YouTube channel, and Ubisoft’s Twitch channel.
Guillemot went on to say, “These great games are the result of the collective efforts of our talented teams from around the world, partnerships with some of the biggest names in entertainment, and contributions and feedback from the players themselves. That’s why we can’t wait for the thousands of fans attending this year’s E3, and the millions more watching from home, to discover what we have in store.”
The doors to the E3 show floor open at noon Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 13, and Ubisoft’s booth – located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center – is being built to handle the additional traffic from 15,000 excited fans. Visitors will be treated to live entertainment throughout the week and will be eligible to win special, in-game content. Also, the Ubi Workshop will be selling apparel, accessories and collectibles from their latest collections.
JUNE 12, 2017: E3 2017 OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
"Live from the E3 2017 Ubisoft stage, watch the never before seen trailer of Transference, a VR experience.