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Elijah Wood's game label brings the VR fright with Transference trailer

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Jun 14, 2018, 6:01 PM EDT (Updated)

Elijah Wood appeared at Ubisoft's presentation at E3 today, and he brought a little something with him. It wasn't a gold ring, but a trailer for a new VR game. 

According to Deadline, Wood's genre label Spectrevision has been in production over the last few years on a new VR game titled Transference. He introduced the game with the ominous words, “Have you ever dreamed of exploring someone else’s consciousness, exploring their deep dark thoughts?”

The new game is a "psychological thriller first-person exploration VR" experience, and will place players in the "uploaded memory data of a traumatized mental patient." Doesn't sound much like Super Mario Brothers, does it?

The game's story finds the collected brain consciousness of "brilliant-but-troubled" scientist Raymond Hayes and his family forming a frightening digital simulation. Gamers entering this world will shift from the point of view of Raymond, his wife, and their son. The object will be to recover and restore family memories and solve the family puzzle. 

Take a look at the game's trailer here: 

Yep, that doesn't look scary at all. At least it's not a VR game... oh wait, it is. We don't know what is more terrifying here — the manic father, the small child in the hall, or the 8-bit monster that starts chasing you. Pass the laudanum, please. 

Developed by FunHouse (a division of Ubisoft Montreal) along with Wood's Spectrevision, players will be able to enjoy this sure-to-be-terrifying game on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. If you haven't gone in for the VR lifestyle yet, worry not — a non-VR version will also be available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It is set to launch this fall. 

Here's something we never thought we'd say: "Thanks for the nightmares, Elijah Wood!" 

(via Deadline)