'Their expertise in the horror film genre is exciting for us as a developer of interactive entertainment,' says Ubisoft Montreal VP

Ubisoft teams up with Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision to develop VR content

SpectreVision, the production company co-founded by actor Elijah Wood, is to work with Ubisoft on virtual reality experiences.

Wood created the company in 2010 alongside Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, and counts acclaimed noir vampire movie A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (pictured) among its portfolio.

SpectreVision will team up with Ubisoft’s Montreal-based FunHouse studio to ‘create, develop and produce interactive virtual reality content’, SpectreVision CEO Lisa Whalen announced at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ubisoft previously revealed VR title Eagle Flight, which is due out for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and the HTV Vive later this year.

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

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

“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at SpectreVision on an interactive VR experience,” said Ubisoft Montreal VP Patrick Plourde.

“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.”

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