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'Transference' demo gives a taste of Elijah Wood's PSVR thriller

The full psychological experience arrives September 18th on PS4.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 20, 2018
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The Elijah Wood-backed mind-bender Transference is due to arrive September 18th, but you don't have to wait until then (or spend hard-earned cash) to see if it lives up early buzz. Ubisoft and SpectreVision have released a prequel demo, The Walter Test Case, for both PlayStation VR and regular PS4 users. The title has you living through the 1993 experiment that sets up the main game, making you experience the "digitally recreated" memories of a PTSD patient while tackling puzzles in a mysterious apartment. Suffice it to say this won't be a walk in the park.

Wood helped develop the game along with Ubisoft Montreal and SpectreVision co-founders Daniel Noah and John C. Waller. Whether or not you care for the celebrity connection, it might be worth giving the demo a spin. Psychological thriller games are still relatively rare on on any platform, let alone in VR, and it's clear that the developers are taking advantage of the digital medium to mess with players' heads.

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