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John Wick is turning into a VR first-person shooter

John Wick is turning into a VR first-person shooter

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Soon you'll be able to see what it's like to be a murderous Keanu Reeves in virtual reality. Lionsgate is partnering with game company Starbreeze to create a new VR first-person shooter based on the stylish hitman movie John Wick. Starbreeze will serve as publisher, while VR studio WEVR will be developing the game. There aren't many details on the game itself — or even a screenshot to give an idea of what it will look like — but it's described as "a stand-alone, first-person shooter game based on the world and characters of the John Wick films and centered around the infamous Continental Hotel."

John Wick Payday 2

John Wick in Payday 2

The new John Wick game isn't expected to launch until next spring, when it will be available for "most existing VR headsets," including the HTC Vive. But it will serve as a promotional tool before that: a demo of the game will be part of the upcoming HTC Vive World Tour, which will showcase the hardware at events in North America and Europe. It's also not the character's only upcoming video game appearance. Wick is already available as a downloadable character in Starbreeze's crime-fueled shooter Payday 2, and the developer says it will "further integrate" the Wick character and story into the game, though no specifics were announced.

A sequel to John Wick is expected to hit theaters next September.