Skydance Interactive Unveils its First Two VR Projects Life VR and Archangel

Skydance Interactive, a developer who’s previous work includes Gears of War 4 and XCOM 2, has revealed details surrounding its first two virtual reality (VR) titles, Life VR and Archangel.

Based on the upcoming feature film Life, due to be released on 24th March, Life VR is a sci-fi thriller set within the International Space Station command module. Players will lead a team of orbital scientists in a desperate fight for survival against a rapidly evolving life form from Mars. Due to launch the same day as the movie, Life VR will initially arrive on Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR all getting support shortly after.


Archangel will be the first original VR title by Skydance Interactive. Created exclusively for VR, Archangel is a story-driven shooter in which players take control of a six-story-high war-machine, to stop a tyrannical corporation from taking over a post-apocalyptic America. The title is scheduled for release on VR platforms, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR in July 2017.

“I am proud to unveil today our first two Skydance Interactive titles that bring to life our mission of combining the fun of interactive gameplay with the immersive nature of narrative storytelling,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media, in a statement. “Whether it’s the action-filled, anti-establishment game of Archangel or the spine-tingling, thrilling experience of Life VR, we are excited to give audiences something they haven’t seen – or felt – ever before.”

“Our goal is to deliver on the promise of VR by giving not only aficionados and fans but even newcomers compelling and cutting-edge content that they can experience through a headset,” added Skydance Interactive President Peter Akemann. “Both Archangel and Life VR have allowed us to employ our accumulated experience making cutting-edge games for the last twenty years while taking advantage of the massive new storytelling opportunities that only VR can provide.”

As VRFocus learns more about Life VR and Archangel we’ll let you know.