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Ubisoft, Elijah Wood’s company attached to Transference

Elijah Wood may be best known as Frodo in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but lately he's become more invested in interactive experiences. After lending his voice to Double Fine's Broken Age, now Woods has turned his sights to a VR project called Transference, which was revealed by Ubisoft at this year's E3.

Promising to bridge the gap between movies and games, Transference stars Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, Green Room) and thrusts players into a digital recreation of a "deranged" man's mind in order to investigate the "secrets of a home concealing a corrupted truth." As you navigate surreal household environments, you will encounter the various members of a dysfunctional family, each with his or her own story and a "unique perspective on events buried in their memories." As you begin to find clues to the family's history and "learn the rules of a place bent on breaking them," you will also make choices that determine their fate. This is no small responsibility, as "the choices you make from every angle ripple through time and space" and create a multi-branching narrative.

Despite being a renowned actor himself, Woods' involvement is behind the scenes, as he and his company SpectreVision are collaborating with FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, to produce the game. Transference is being developed specifically with virtual reality in mind, offering "full interactivity for touch control on all VR platforms through PlayStation Move, Oculus Touch and HTC Vive Controller." However, the game will also be playable on traditional PC and console platforms.

There is currently no firm release target for Transference, but for now the game is on track for completion sometime next spring. In the meantime, you can follow its progress through the official website.

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