‘Alien: Covenant In Utero’ VR Experience Launches Wednesday

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The forthcoming Alien: Covenant movie is getting a VR experience, Alien: Covenant In Utero and it launches this Wednesday on Oculus platforms.

Following the news of director Ridley Scott’s film production company launching a VR division, the release date for the Alien: Covenant In Utero experience has been announced in a brief teaser (seen heading this article); it’s coming April 26th to Oculus platforms.

ALIEN: COVENANT In Utero is a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare and offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien neomorph at the time of its birth. Fans will be able to experience the world around them, reliving the very first memories of the neomorph in an immersive environment.

So far the information we have says that the experience is launching “on Oculus,” which we presume to mean it will be available as a 360 video on both the Rift and Gear VR, though we’ve reached out to 20th Century Fox to clarify, as well as the price (which at this point we presume to be free).

Both 20th Century Fox and production company RSA have worked together on VR projects in the past, including the The Martian VR Experience (2016) which was associated with The Martian (2015) film starring Matt Damon.

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  • brandon9271

    360 video? Meh..

    • OhYeah!

      It should hopefully be a 360 render so it still has parallax and proper 3D.

      • brandon9271

        I hope so. I wish they’d got the devs that made Alien Isolation to make an “experience” in that engine. It’s probably going to be a 360 video for Gear VR that will also work on the Rift.. and honestly I couldn’t care less about mobile VR.

  • Raphael

    Have you reached out to fox to ask them why it’s limited to a locked-down vr platform?

    • Michael Webb

      because facebook/samsung blows lots of cash to retain exclusives.

      • RationalThought

        Ding! Ding! Ding! Because it probably wouldn’t exist without FB/Oculus shelling some money out to make it happen.

    • Jason Mercieca

      Its rift policy always wanting exclusives, hate it.

      • Raphael

        Rift was brilliant name for octopus. Rift = divide/divisive. I suggest the gen 2 vr be called octopus chaos.

        Paid bribes pretty much killed octopusvr as a choice for me.

        Developers have been telling how any reference to “openvr” in their game code is flagged as “illegal” by octopus store.

        • Channonbom

          You should be asking why isn’t HTC putting out more money to make games. Answer: HTC doesn’t give a shit.

          • Raphael

            HTC have invested in a lot of vr companies and not just games. I think you’ll find its valve that isn’t doing much.

  • Courtney A Jeff

    Glad I have stuck with Oculus Praise Jesus!

    • Daemon Hunt


      • Courtney A Jeff

        Is this Alien out yet on vr?

      • Courtney A Jeff

        Is this Alien out yet on vr?

  • James Friedman

    It’s not available in the Oculus store for the Rift…. It’s now the 27th

    • AndyP

      …now it’s ‘the weekend’!