Rogue Announces First Fantasy VR Title ‘Crowe’
The Rogue Initiative, a full spectrum production studio specializing in cinematic, interactive virtual reality, film, television and games, unveiled the very first key art and screen shots for its debut VR experience, Crowe: The Drowned Armory, the first chapter in the Crowe fantasy adventure series. Crowe: The Drowned Armory is planned to launch worldwide on major high-end VR headsets in early 2017.
Players will take on the role of Crowe, a young villager who must interact with in-game characters to solve puzzles, combat an alien onslaught, and uncover the secrets of an ancient temple that could help unravel the true past of his society.
“The team is currently deep in development utilizing Unreal Engine 4 and excited to offer a closer look as we progress. We’re dedicated to building the narrative and world of Crowe in subsequent chapters and across various mediums including mobile VR and animation.”- Pete Blumel, co-founder and CEO of The Rogue Initiative
The original Crowe franchise from the emerging studio, which launched earlier this year, will feature a beautifully designed environment where sci-fi and fantasy come together. In addition to Crowe, The Rogue Initiative earlier announced its collaboration with esteemed director Michael Bay for another upcoming franchise.
The studio is building out its slate of projects for a global audience across VR, film, television and games, and continues to engage investors and partners worldwide, including partners at the 2016 Tokyo Game Show in Japan this week, to produce and distribute its various entertainment properties. To learn more about The Rogue Initiative and Crowe: The Drowned Armory, visit: http://therogueinitiative.com
About The Rogue Initiative
Based in Los Angeles, California, The Rogue Initiative delivers unmatched entertainment and cinematic experiences to global audiences through producing and co-owning original high-end AAA intellectual properties with potential to expand organically from virtual reality (VR) to various other platforms and media. Additionally, the company brings a focus on further advancing technology for better consumer experiences, including VR player controls, navigation, gaze, AI character interaction and the utilization of big data.
The Rogue Initiative is backed by top Silicon Valley and global investors, including Presence Capital, The VR Fund, Colopl Next and Outpost Capital, and composed of a veteran team of award-winning entertainment industry professionals, including alumni from the original Call of Duty team, Amblin Entertainment, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Activision Studios, Sony Pictures and NBC. For more information, visit therogueinitiative.com.