Ridley Scott is developing a virtual reality experience for Alien: Covenant

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Jan 4, 2017

Things are about to get even more terrifying for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The legendary filmmaker and The Fox Innovation Lab are teaming up to bring the upcoming movie as a virtual reality experience.

According to a report over at Variety, the VR experience is being described as “a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe” and will be made available as a paid title on all major VR platforms (HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift). Sounds ... pretty awesome, don’t you guys think? There’s no release date for it yet, but since Alien: Covenant comes out on May 19, I'm guessing it shouldn’t be too long before the VR experience is unleashed (crossing my fingers!) in order to cash in on the movie.

With claims that “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,” I’m hoping to be scared s@!tless fighting for survival while some Xenomorphs (or the new Neomorphs) are roaming some darkened halls. If it’s as tense as PS4’s Alien: Isolation (which did a very good job at scaring the heck out of me), we could be in for a treat.

Ridley Scott will executive-produce the Alien: Covenant VR experience, which will be directed by David Karlak. It’s the second major title from Fox Innovation Lab following the release of The Martian VR Experience (which got some generally poor reviews, so I'm hoping they worked out what didn't work and went back to the drawing board for Alien: Covenant) and will be a teamwork effort between Scott’s RSA Films, Fox Innovation Lab and MPC VR. Until we know more, check out the Red Band trailer for the movie.

(via Variety)