John Wick – First A Movie Now A VR Game
Gareth Andrews / 2 years ago
John Wick features Keanu Reeves playing an ex-mob hitman, who is actually described as the person you would send after the boogie man, seeking revenge for a mob boss who has crossed him. Soon not only could you watch John Wick on film but you could be playing him with a new VR Game set for release in 2016.
Lionsgate, the company behind the John Wick film, is partnering with the game company Starbreeze to release a VR first-person shooter based on the film. While it’s not expected till spring next year the game is set to be released for most modern VR headsets, such as the HTC Vive.
A demo for the game is set to become part of the showcase for HTC Vive World Tour, which is set to showcase VR hardware in both Europe and North America.
This is not the first time we have seen John Wick come to a video game, he was recently introduced into Starbreeze’s first person shooter Payday 2, which sees John Wick, as a free DLC released in time to coincide with the movie’s initial release, join up with a band of criminals in an attempt to pull off heists for hopes of large cash rewards.
With a sequel to the John Wick film set for next September, we can expect more from John Wick both in terms of official releases and no doubt fan requests for more games and integrations into previous games.
Is there any particular game which you would be interested to see John Wick feature in? Would you be interested in a standalone John Wick game?
Thank you the Verge for providing us with this information.
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