Later this year the next instalment of the highly anticipated Alien franchise Alien: Covenant will launch in movie theatres across the globe. Today Fox Innovation Lab at Twentieth Century Fox, RSA Films, and MPC VR announced plans to develop a virtual reality (VR) experience for the film.
Nothing’s been revealed about the actual experience itself yet, there’s been no artwork or screenshots unveiled, but as the experience is tied to Alien: Covenant expect it to be a terrifying journey into the darkest corners of the Alien universe, exploring scenes from the film, itself now featuring a greater Alien presence than its prequel Prometheus.
Set for release in cinemas on 19th May, 2017, Alien: Covenant has been executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by David Karlak. The synopsis for the movie reads: “The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.”
Twentieth Century Fox’s Fox Innovation Lab is becoming evermore prolific in its VR endeavours since releasing its proof of concept project for the film WILD. Established as a research and development center to drive the advancement of new consumer experiences across all formats, in November the company launched The Martian VR Experience for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive, followed by an Oculus Touch launch in December.
As VRFocus learns more about the upcoming Alien: Covenant VR experience we’ll let you know.