According to Variety, the upcoming film Alien: Covenant is going to be made into a VR game with the help of the Fox Innovation Lab. There is no release date yet, but the film itself will be out in May, so the game will likely be sometime after that. Clearly very excited about their project, the Fox Innovation Lab team describes the new VR game as “a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe. Viewers will discover the true meaning of terror as they navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.”
Without a doubt, as far as scary VR games go, Resident Evil VII and Alien: Isolation have been frightening even the most strong-willed of gamers. Only another Alien game could top either of those, especially when it is produced by Ridley Scott himself and directed by David Karlak. The collaboration comes from Scott’s RSA Films, the Fox Innovation Lab and MPC VR, a Technicolor Company.
This is only the second major title from the Fox studio, the previous one being The Martian VR Experience on the HTC Vive, PSVR, and Oculus Rift, but hopefully with a universe like Alien they can’t go wrong. Personally, I’m a little doubtful, but the studio’s President Mike Dunn has said that they “see VR as a new media opportunity, not just a promotional vehicle. Our intention from the moment we developed our business plan was to be in the commercial VR business.”
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