One of the most anticipated movies of the year is Ridley Scott's follow-up to "Prometheus," "Alien: Covenant," and it will serve as some sort of prequel to the "Alien" franchise that he started back in 1979. News has it that Scott is working on a VR experience of the movie, and it will probably bring a whole new level of terror with the iconic Xenomorph.
The Martian VR
According to Variety, Scott will be teaming up again with Fox to bring another VR experience to players based on a movie. The first collaboration that the director had with the studio was when they released a VR experience for the 2015 film, "The Martian," starring Matt Damon. In the game, players get to recreate moments from the movie like wandering around Mars and sorting out food for Mark Watney's (Damon) supply.
According to Game Tyrant, the game was considered to be a bit lackluster for players because, aside from the fact that all they get to do is recreate scenes from the film, The Martian was also considered to be overpriced at $20 with not much to do. People who've seen "The Martian" should remember that one of the worst problems that Watney encountered in Mars was the solitude and the boredom, so having a game that brings that experience to a player should already be considered a red flag from the start.
Aliens in Gaming
The "Alien" franchise, however, is more on the thriller side of the spectrum, and players can expect something a bit more heart-pounding when they play VR with Alien: Covenant. Alien: Isolation was considered to be a huge hit with 9/10 score on Steam. Hopefully Scott manages to capture the same magic that Isolation had with this game.
Alien: Covenant VR is said to come out at the same time as the movie, so expect it to be released sometime near May 19.