New VR horror experiences are going to become even more popular in 2017. That being said I can think of a dozen VR experiences that need to happen right now. One of them is Alien: Covenant and it appears FOX is going to give it to us.
The experience will be available as a paid title on major VR platforms but as of right now does not have a release date. I assume it will be supplemental content to the feature film, which has a release date in May 2017. The Fox Innovation team has described the experience as; ““It’s a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe. 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.”
Ridley Scott will also play a major part in the VR experience with the Innovation team.
This isn’t the first time FOX has released a major title on a VR platform. In 2016 they took us on a trip to space with The Martian at CES in Las Vegas. It was later released on HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift. So I can only assume Alien: Covenant will also be available on these platforms.
Until we get a teaser of the VR experience let’s take a look at the official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.