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Fox Innovation Lab Announces Alien: Covenant VR Experience!

The Fox Innovation Lab announces Alien: Covenant VR Experience! At the end of November, we reported on the possibility of Alien: Covenant receiving the Virtual Reality Experience treatment. According to various news outlets (Deadline, The Verge, Variety), it was announced at Consumer Electronics Show 2017 that, as we suggested, Fox Innovation Labs are indeed putting together an Alien: Covenant – VR Experience!

According to The Verge, the Alien: Covenant – VR Experience is “to be directed by David Karlak, the project will be a collaboration between Scott’s RSA Films, the virtual reality production house MPC VR, and the Fox Innovation Lab — Twentieth Century Fox’s in-house VR and immersive experience division. Described as a “dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe,” the project will be released this year, though further details on platforms and distribution strategy haven’t been announced as of yet.”

 Fox Innovation Lab Announces Alien: Covenant VR Experience!

Fox Innovation Lab announces Alien: Covenant VR Experience!

According to WWG, those in attendance at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will get to experience a demo of the VR Experience. There doesn’t appear to be any solid release date or further information just yet.

The Fox Innovation Lab previously released a VR Experience based on Sir Ridley’s Scott last science-fiction film, The Martian. They also brought a VR Experience for the recently released Assassin’s Creed (starring Alien: Covenant’s Michael Fassbender) to a few cinemas in America.

Thanks to Willie Goldman and Prometheops for the news. Stick with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on Alien: Covenant! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien fans on our forums!



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  1. Corporal Hicks
    Bit of extra VR related intel:

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  2. Kimo
    wow this is so cutting edge. . Thanks kimo for the informative read. . I don't have that type of money right now. . But i am definately gonna look into it. .new tech is always expensive..  .i bet the price is gonna drop as this new tech evolves. .gonna wait a while. . It sounds amazing tho!

    Year one new consumer technology is always expensive. This technology, will only get cheaper and better over the next few years.. VR is definitely cutting edge, but it's not going to take over traditional gaming or watching a regular TV screen overnight. However it's definitely, not a gimmick like 3DTVs or Xbox Kinect was. When I got a Kinect for my 360 I played it for one weekend and never played it ever again. My Xbox One Kinect I never even took out of the box. VR at the moment is more of a weekend treat rather than a daily experience, because sometimes after finishing work you just want to put your feet up and play regular video games then being stuck in VR. But one thing about VR is I always enjoy going back to it after a few days or a week without playing. However that might change for me when Resident Evil7 is out later this month. :) And the is another similar technology that's going to be released very soon and that is Augmented Reality. But that's a whole different kettle of fish. ;) The future looks like it's going to be crazy.
  3. juxtapose
    wow this is so cutting edge. . Thanks kimo for the informative read. . I don't have that type of money right now. . But i am definately gonna look into it. .new tech is always expensive..  .i bet the price is gonna drop as this new tech evolves. .gonna wait a while. . It sounds amazing tho!
  4. Kimo
    I have never experienced this awesome tech yet. .vr sounds like something that would cause a stiffening in my pants. .it's probably super expensive tho. .whats the cost and is it supported by windows/pc? My understanding of the tech is that it's similar to watching a 3d movie, but with 360 view and u can interact with the invironment. .not sure how acurate i am. .also unlike prometheus, covenant was not shot in 3d. .why?. . Just curious?

    VR is like looking in to another world with a diving mask on. When you move your head, the virtual world turns with you. Also with some of the VR headsets, you can even move your head forward and take a closer look at things. And you also get the 3D effect as well as 360. Infact the 3D is better then watching 3D on a TV or cinema screen because each eye is seeing its own unique view of that image/video.

    I will try and break it down for you.

    Cheap VR is basically Google Cardboard were you plug ur phone in to a cardboard box that has lenses. You can watch VR movie clips and play basic VR simulations that you can get mostly free from the google Play app store. This is basically a cheap way to get a taste of VR... BUT do not judge the technology on Google cardboard, because this is a gimmicky type of VR that has problems, like bad tracking and motion sickness.. You will need an half decent phone to run this technology and you can buy the cardboard to go with your phone from Google or Ebay and it is very very cheap to get.

    I also think Google recently have or are planning to release a better version of this tech to go with there new Google phone?

    Next up is Samsung VR.
    You need one of the high-end mobile phones like a samsung S6/S7 and you then need to buy the samsung Oculus headset, that cost about £60 to £80. You can get cheaper version's of the headset. but the official, Samsung headgear has extra sensors in the headset making it more smooth and stable when moving your head around in VR. This version of VR is miles better then Google cardboard, it's probably the best way to play about with VR on the cheap since it's so easy to get a high end phone on contract these days.

    I tend to use my S7 in VR more then my PlayStation VR because your not tethered to a PC or a PlayStation witch makes it the best for watching 3D movies on a massive virtual IMAX screen. Sometimes I like to chill and put an app on called GrooVR and listen to my favourite music why Planets and other crazy shit fly's around me in a Tron type of world. It's also one of popular devices for watching VR porn for people who are in to that. And the are plenty of games and other apps on the market to play about with. However don't expect games to look graphically equal to the higher end VR systems.

    This if you buy outright will cost you anywhere from £300 to £600 depending on your phone and headset. Mine cost me when I bought it back in July was £560 for Samsung S7, £80 for Oculus Samsung head Gear. I also bought a control pad that works great for about £50 however you can get cheaper control pads.

    PlayStation VR
    This will be the most popular VR headset since a lot of people already own a PS4 in there home. Playstaion VR is mostly for games, but you can tinker about and watch films on it if you upload files by USB to your PlayStation4 hard drive. The games look good, but don't expect them to look as nice as your PlayStation running on your 50" 4K TV... You can also use the Move wands, that act like hand controllers. This definitely  add's more realism to some of your game's especially when firing guns. However you don't need PlayStation Move hand controllers to use VR, but they are definitely recommended. You will need a Playstaion camera for the VR headset to work. Price is about £200 for a PS4, £350 for a PSVR headset, and about a extra £50 for your camera and move controllers. This might look expensive when adding up all the price. But still alot cheaper then high-end VR.

    Oculus Rift.
    Is basically similar to PSVR but your using a high-end PC to play your games. The games will look nicer and the headset will slightly have a sharper field of view. However just like PSVR and the mobile phone versions of VR, it is a seated experience. Cost of a high-end PC to run oculus Rift will set you back £1000 to £1500 and then you will need the oculus Rift that will cost around £350 to £400.

    HTC VIVE.
    Same as Oculus you will need a high end PC to run. However if you have the playing space in your room you can actually walk about in the real world making you move in the VR world. Also I hear that the vive hand controllers are the best. The price is similar to the oculus maybe a £100 to £200 more but you still gonna need that expensive PC to run it.

    You can download software to see if your PC is compatible to run Oculus or Vive.

    Anyhow hope that clears afew things up.
  5. juxtapose
    I have never experienced this awesome tech yet. .vr sounds like something that would cause a stiffening in my pants. .it's probably super expensive tho. .whats the cost and is it supported by windows/pc? My understanding of the tech is that it's similar to watching a 3d movie, but with 360 view and u can interact with the invironment. .not sure how acurate i am. .also unlike prometheus, covenant was not shot in 3d. .why?. . Just curious?
  6. Kimo

    Like you guys though, I hope it does lead into something more substantial like a proper Alien: Isolation VR. I've played it on a virtual theatre, so to speak, and it was cool but it's just not the same as something designed around VR from the ground up.

    I know what you mean. I've played the non VR Resident Evil7 Demo on the PSVR cinematic mode and it added a little bit more tension and paranoia to it. But when they updated the Resident Evil 7 demo last month to run in VR it was miles better and you feel like your in the rooms. Can't wait to play the whole game later this month. :)

    I bet Isolation in real VR will be scary as f**k. I would like to try Alien Isolation on the cinematic mode on my PSVR but my copy of Alien Isolation is on my Xbox. But defo be getting this covenant VR when it's out.
  7. Infected
    If they mix it with a Resident Evil 7 style that would be awesome.
    Walking through the ships and grabbing what you want or puting on what you want.
    a spacesuit and when you go outside, the visor gets a little cloudy etc etc
    But i do think you need to have headphones for the full element, sound is very important, and stereo or tv sound doenst always cut it, headphones bring more to the game.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    I've not got a VR rig myself but I know a few fans who thankfully have so I should get to experience this! I'm looking forward to giving it a go. If it's like The Martian, it'll only be a short experience but hopefully it'll still be good.

    Like you guys though, I hope it does lead into something more substantial like a proper Alien: Isolation VR. I've played it on a virtual theatre, so to speak, and it was cool but it's just not the same as something designed around VR from the ground up.
  9. Kimo
    Yes you will need a VR headset. This VR experience will most likely be on all platforms that supports VR. PlayStationVR, Oculus, Vive and probably high end mobile phones. It will either be a fancy interactive tech demo, were you see through the eyes of one of the crew members from the Covenant, and you get to interact with your surroundings using hand controllers or a typical control pad, why you briefly explore the Covenant or the Juggernaut... (Just think of a very short 20 minute Alien Isolation type of game. but made for VR) Or it will be a movie Trailer made for VR. With VR Trailers they Usually take a popular part of the main trailer and let you be apart of it. Just think of that scene with the Back Burster, but your in that room and you can see full 360 by moving your head around why the dude is about to back burst.

    If it's a VR trailer the give us, then that will be Free but if it's more of a interactive experience then that will most likely come with a small price tag.

  10. Bio Mech Hunter
    Sounds pretty cool, buuuuuuuuuuuut... I want Alien: Isolation VR. Started a second play through, and holy crap, I almost forgot what a masterpiece it is. I really hope they'll release a VR upgraded version. 8)
  11. Perfect-Organism
    Hmm, not sure I fully get this.  SO does one need VR goggles for this?  If not, do you enjoy it on any game platform?  If so, what do you do?  You just get into the world like in Alien Isolation?  You just walk around?  That seems like the definition of boring.  Why do that if you can just create a video game?  I mean Isolation, and Colonial Marines were basically VR realities that we could walk around in and experience those worlds...
  12. Kimo
    I don't expected it to be anywhere near as good as what a true Alien Isolation VR game could be like?  But I hope it does better then "The Martian" that was released last month in the PSVR store. I just hope the really concentrate on the Alien(s) and the claustrophobic feel of being onboard the Covenant, why your inside VR. if they do it right I don't mind paying a few pound for a short tiny VR experience of getting confronted by the Alien on the Covenant. On the plus side.. If they give us a nice little scary tech demo or short experience, and it does well. Then Fox might push a mayjor game company to give a full VR Alien game like Isolation.
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