Fox has announced that via their subsidiary department centered in VR, FoxNext, they’ll be releasing a free roam virtual reality experience themed round the Alien franchise. This new VR activation is comparable in idea to The Void or Velocity VR the place a number of folks collect in an area to share an immersive experience. Utilizing props and state-of-the-art tools, you’ll be engaged in combating enemies with your folks.
Based on The Hollywood Reporter, this new VR recreation will likely be hosted in a 2,000-sq.-ft. free-roam setting for 4 gamers. Everybody will wield a prop resembling some kind of futuristic weapon that present haptic and movement monitoring. The designed setting, when completed, may also present environmental results similar to warmth, mist, movement platform, and different numerous components of nature.
“There’s an incredible opportunity to marry this with what we’re doing in VR and bring VR to locations,” FoxNext president Salil Mehta informed The Hollywood Reporter. “Now we have an unbelievable property in Alien and with the timing of the film and the experience, we are able to make one thing style defining.” On top of this newly announced VR activation, Mehta additionally talked about that they’re different numerous properties to create a VR experience round. One of many potentialities may very well be Avatar.
Fox has vested early into VR creating content material like The Martian VR Expertise (created in partnership with Ridley Scott) and Alien: Covenant In Utero (additionally created in partnership with Ridley Scott).
“In location based entertainment, we are doing a lot already,” stated Mehta. That can embrace growing experiences for the 36-acre Fox World Malaysia, which is slated to open in 18 months. Deliberate points of interest embrace these associated to franchises together with Alien, in addition to Evening on the Museum, Ice Age and Planet of the Apes.
FoxNext is working with iP2 Leisure in creating this new Alien VR experience. iP2 Leisure has created a proprietary wi-fi VR expertise that makes use of the Gear VR headset and gives volumetric seize methods. They’ve partnered up with big corporations previously similar to Sony and Nationwide Geographic in creating ‘out of home entertainment experiences.’
Themed VR points of interest appear to be rapidly hitting the market. Search for this new Alien VR arcade to launch later this 12 months.