Transference is Now a Reality
If you’re looking for something new and Canadian-made to try out for your virtual reality setup, Ubisoft has a possible solution for you. And if you don’t have a VR rig? That’s fine, too.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in a collaboration with Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and John C. Waller’s production company, SpectreVision, Transference is described as a “first-person exploration” game which sees you exploring a mysterious house and solving its mysteries. Along the way, you’ll encounter members of a family who each not only have their own story, but their own individual point of view regarding the events which took place there.
“Whether playing in VR or non-VR, players will find themselves in an escape room like situation inside the experiment of a troubled scientist,” explained Producer Kévin Racapé in a press release. “They’ll shift between the three perspectives of family members and attempt to find out the disturbing truth. Transference is a visceral, engaging experience, and we can’t wait for players to enjoy unraveling the mystery in this mind-bending psychological thriller.”
Rated “M” for Mature, Transference is available now for the PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive virtual reality platforms, as well as in non-VR forms on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC at a suggested retail price of $33.49. There is also a free downloadable demo which serves as a prequel titled “The Walter Test Case” that is currently available for the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 (non-VR).
If you’d like more information about Transference, please visit the official website.
This weekend, Ubisoft is hosting another free weekend, this time for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Through September 23rd, players can access not only the full base game, but also the “Ghost War” player-versus-player (PVP) and special themed player-versus-everyone (PVE) missions.
Once the free weekend has elapsed, those interested in purchasing the game can choose from two newly-released editions:
- The Ultimate Edition will cost $146.99, and includes the game, the Year 1 season pass (includes the two major expansions, “Narco Road” and “Fallen Ghosts”), the Year 2 season pass (grants one-week early access to all six Year 2 “Ghost War” PVP classes and special edition packs), and exclusive perks (special weapons and attachments, four Battle Crates, one Skill Point Pack, one Resource Pack, and one Long XP Booster).
- The Year 2 Gold Edition will cost $99.99, and includes the game and the Year 2 season pass.
Until October 2nd, various editions (including the two above) will be discounted for up to 60 percent off, while select Ghost Recon Wildlands merchandise can be as much as 75 percent off in Ubisoft’s online store.
On top of this, the game will soon be receiving Title Update 16, aka “Operations & Maintenance,” which is said to improve the overall quality of life in the game, and will also feature an update to the Year 2 season pass that offers a new item pack to owners of said pass with each future title update. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a new Mood Matchmaking feature included, which allows players to “further customize their co-op experience with “mood” preferences and options in public matchmaking for PvE in both the main game and Ghost Mode, helping players find and join other Ghosts ready to take on the same objectives.”
If you’re interested in more info, then head over to ghostrecon.com, or follow them on Twitter @GhostRecon or Ghost Recon on Facebook. You can also find what others are saying about the game by using the hashtag #ghostrecon.
In honour of the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft is inviting fans across Canada to explore and discover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt in a mobile-first campaign.
By visiting ExploreAncientEgypt.com, you’ll be able to take a guided tour that will reveal worlds both dangerous and beautiful while also being treated to exclusive in-game content. Three unique tours are available (as described by the press release):
- Mysteries of the Ancient Kingdom – enter the bowels of the Egyptian tombs before anyone else.
- Into the Nile – discover the impressive and dangerous wildlife of Ancient Egypt on foot, horseback, and by boat.
- Extreme Egypt – brave sandstorms, slide down the Great Pyramid, and dive into the mighty Nile.
These interactive experiences will be available to Canadians until October 25th, and you’ll be able to share your own personal highlight reel of up to three 5-second videos by using a tool that will allow you to add your own filters and stickers before posting to social media with the hashtag #ExploreAncientEgypt.
What’s more, all those who participate will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including an Xbox One X console, and you can increase your odds by sharing your tale on social media.
Assassin’s Creed Origins arrives for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 27th. For more details about the game, please visit the official website.
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