Assassin's Creed Movie Getting "VR Experience"
But it's "not a game," developer stresses.
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Ubisoft is making an "VR experience" for its upcoming Michael Fassbender-starring Assassin's Creed movie. The project was announced last night during an AMD event at the Game Developers Conference.
Details are scant at the moment, but Eurogamer reports that it features scenes "filmed alongside the movie." It's being made by Fox Studios and the VR company Practical Magic.
Practical Magic's Matthew Lewis said the Assassin's Creed VR experience is "not a game," though no other details about what it will entail have been divulged.
It won't be the first VR experience based on a movie, as Legendary Pictures already revealed a VR trailer for its upcoming Warcraft movie.
Assassin's Creed comes to theaters in December. It stars Fassbender, who plays two roles: Callum Lynch and his 15th century Spanish assassin ancestor Aguillar. Also appearing in the film, directed by Justin Kurzel, are Marion Cotillard, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Jeremy Irons.
Ubisoft and Fox are reportedly already planning a sequel, with Fassbender said to be coming back.
As for the Assassin's Creed game series, the franchise won't see a new mainline entry this year, which marks a major change. The film stands to benefit from this, according to Ubisoft, as the movie's marketing team won't have to factor in a game when planning its own promotional activities.
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