A questionable pre-order package isn’t the only video game-related tie-in bound for Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed live-action movie, for today brings word that Ubisoft will host a virtual reality experience featuring scenes filmed alongside the movie.
Ubisoft and Fox made the announcement during a panel at GDC just yesterday, confirming a partnership with VR company Practical Magic in the process. Even with Eagle Vision, details remain thin on the ground at this stage, though it’s safe to assume that the AC VR experience will be compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony’s PlayStation VR.
Here’s the official word from Ubisoft:
Just announced: Assassin’s Creed VR experience – based on the film – is coming this year from FOX & Practical Magic. pic.twitter.com/YZUCJwfPY3
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) March 15, 2016
It’s worth keeping in mind that the Assassin’s Creed VR experience doesn’t represent a full game; plus, considering that Ubisoft’s video game franchise has been ordered on a one-year hiatus, all resources have been focused on Justin Kurzel’s feature film. Donning the iconic white disguise as Aguilar (Callum Lynch in the present) is Michael Fassbender, while Marion Cotillard, Brendan Glesson, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed and Jeremy Irons complete the core cast.
Justin Kurzel will reunite with his Macbeth dream team when Assassin’s Creed takes flight on December 21 – it might not be a one-off reunion, either, considering that Ubisoft is reportedly keen on a direct sequel.