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An Assassin's Creed movie VR experience is on the way

Ok so we’re not getting our yearly fix of sneaky hooded stabbing this year with no new Assassin's Creed game in 2016 (opens in new tab) but there’s no need to check into the priory with hidden blade withdrawal just yet. The Michael Fassbender starring Assassin's Creed movie (opens in new tab) is getting a VR ‘experience’ from Fox and virtual reality devs Practical Magic.

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In what definitely won’t be the last juicy VR nugget to come out of GDC - we’re expecting a PlayStation VR release date and price tonight - the announcement was made at AMD’s conference. Practical Magic head Matthew Lewis didn’t reveal much about the experience but was very clear that it’s definitely not a game.

The experience - has it lost all meaning for you yet? - was shot alongside the movie at its various location shoots including Malta, Spain and London’s Pinewood Studios. Ubi already has some VR titles in the works, including a multiplayer Eagle flight sim and has teamed up with horror studio SpectreVision (opens in new tab) to create “unforgettable” and probably terrifying headset adventures. I'll keep you updated on the Brotherhood's VR experience.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.