One of 2014's biggest movie sleeper hits was the action film John Wick. Now that film is getting a unusual game adaptation from publisher Starbreeze, which will release a virtual reality first-person shooter based on the movie. A teaser for the game will be released first for the HTC Vive VR headset.
The movie stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hit man who goes on a rampage against the gangsters who broke into his house and (spoiler alert) kill his dog that was given to him by his now dead wife. The WEVR and Grab development studios will collaborate on the John Wick VR game, according to Starbreeze:
The companies will team to create a standalone, first-person shooter game based on the world and characters of the John Wick films and centered around the infamous Continental Hotel. In addition, Starbreeze will further integrate the John Wick storyline into its wildly popular Payday game, which has over nine million players worldwide, facilitating cross promotion and integration of the two games. John Wick producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures and the movie's production team will be collaborating closely with the WEVR and Grab teams for the development of the VR game and experience.
Starting soon, fans can check out a promotional experience of the game at select events and stops on the HTC Vive World Tour, which is making its way through the United States and Europe. A teaser game will be available at the launch of HTC Vive and available via SteamVR, with the launch timing to be unveiled later this year. The full game is expected to be available on most existing VR headsets in Spring 2016.