Ubisoft Partners With Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision to Create VR Content

January 21, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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While no platforms were mentioned, SpectreVision, the production company founded by Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah, announced today that they’ve partnered with Ubisoft to create, develop, and produce original and interactive virtual reality content.

The team at SpectreVision will work in conjunction with Ubisoft’s FunHouse Studio in Montreal. Fun House was created last year after the success of Child of Light to work on smaller games, with the team size never exceeding 100 people. At the time, we learned there were five project in development, including Eagle Flight, a PlayStation VR title.

SpectreVision CEO Lisa Whalen first announced the partnership at the Sundance Film Festival, revealing that Ubisoft’s list of games, from Assassin’s Creed to Zombi, made this the perfect combination:

We’re thrilled to partner with an industry leader like Ubisoft to explore the innovative and burgeoning technology that is virtual reality. 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.

Ubisoft Montreal VP Patrick Plourde added:

We’re thrilled to be working with the team at SpectreVision on an interactive VR experience. 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.

Elijah Wood also said, “As a longtime gamer, I’m first and foremost a fan and admirer of Ubisoft. So to be collaborating with them within the realm of VR is an incredible treat!”

[Source: Ubisoft]