Are we getting an Alien: Covenant VR Experience next year? Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has previously heard about Alien: Covenant having a Virtual Reality team and Raffael Dickreuter is currently credited as the “previs lead: VR Experience” on IMDB.
Dickreuter has an extensive list of credits, primarily providing pre or postvis but he also worked on a previous VR Experience for Goosebumps. Dickreuter’s LinkdIn profile also describes himself as a “virtual Reality Specialist, Director and creator of VR Content.”
20th Century Fox recently released The Martian – VR Experience for SteamVR and PlayStation VR: “Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg, The Martian VR Experience is an interactive, immersive adventure with viewers participating from astronaut Mark Watney’s perspective, performing tasks that will facilitate his chances for survival.
Viewers can fly onto the surface of Mars, steer at zero gravity through space, drive a rover navigating over craters and experience key scenes from the hit film in a 360-degree virtual reality environment.”
The Martian: VR Experience is the movie condensed down into a 20-minute game, putting the player directly behind the eyes of Mark Watney, the main character, for several of the notable scenes from the film. Unfortunately, though, the game isn’t reviewing that well at the minute. UploadVR calls it “an intergalactic rip-off“, a sentiment shared by other reviews.
20th Century Fox have their own developers, the Fox Innovation Lab, working exclusively on creating virtual reality experiences and as their website says, they are “working with Hollywood’s best filmmakers and technologists to bring virtual reality to life as a new storytelling medium.”
Though they don’t specifically state that they’re working on an Alien: Covenant VR Experience, the Fox Innovation Lab FAQ confirms it is working on more projects. One of them being an Alien: Covenant VR Experience seems very likely considering Raffael Dickreuter’s specific credit as “previs lead: VR Experience.” We just hope that Fox Innovation Lab has learnt some lessons from the feedback from The Martian.
What do you think about a potential Alien: Covenant VR Experience? Is that something you would be interested in playing?
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