VR as a new media form has been making inroads into the rich background of the gaming industry for many years. There are some titles more suited to VR technology though, especially due to the subject matter it covers. The subject title today is the Assassin’s Creed series.
Ubisoft has partnered up with Alienware and AMD to create and release a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the Assassin’s Creed movie, which is planned for release this coming December 21, 2016. The movie itself will be distributed through 20th Century Fox, and they have this to say about the movie: “..Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day..”
This is a dream come through for Assassin’s Creed fans, made doubly exciting due to the inclusion of the VR experience of its creation instead of the usual 2D, documentary style coverage. The behind-the-scenes look can be viewed through an Oculus Rift or through Samsung’s Gear VR.
This is a smart albeit somewhat obvious application for VR, and fans are sure to appreciate the synchronicity in viewing a movie production about a game about time-travelling virtual reality through a virtual reality headset. As a movie promotion, it makes me want to clear up the confusion by watching an actual movie on a traditional big screen on December 21.
Check out MSI’s promo too!