AMD Announce Partnership With 20th Century Fox For Alien: Covenant VR

AMD's Roy Taylor reveals the company has collaborated on Alien: Covenant VR.

AMD’s Corporate Vice President of Alliances, Roy Taylor, announced on his twitter that the company will be working together with 20th Century Fox on the production of the upcoming Alien: Covenant VR Experience.

The new instalment in the Alien movie franchise, Alien: Covenant is due to arrive in cinemas on May 19th 2017 and as VRFocus has reported before, it’s getting it’s own VR experience to complement the movie. Alien: Covenant is being directed by David Karlak, with Ridley Scott acting as executive producer. The film is meant to be a return to the gritty horror of earlier films in the franchise.

The film synopsis 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.”

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Full details of the Alien: Covenant VR Experience have yet to be revealed and it is also currently unknown what part AMD will play in the production other than providing hardware. AMD themselves have just recently released a new range of processors, the Ryzen series, which is based on AMD’s newly developed Zen architecture. AMD are also planning on releasing an ‘APU’ – a processor with built-in graphics capability said to have the graphics power of a PlayStation 4.

The Alien: Covenant VR Experience is being developed by the Fox Innovation Lab, who previously worked on The Martian VR Experience. According to spokespeople from Fox, it is expected to be launched on ‘All major VR platforms’.

VRFocus will bring you further information on Alien: Covenant VR when it comes in.

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