You join an elite squad of Colonial Marines sent to investigate a distress signal from a Weyland-Yutani mining outpost. Just before losing contact, the facility reported a mysterious infestation.
It’s up to you and your squad to contain the threat, quarantine any survivors and get everyone to safety.
No. This is not the plot of a new movie.
It is in fact, the scene that you will encounter in a fully immersive VR gaming experience but with a difference. While on this mission, you are not tethered to one location but you can move freely through the immersive space battling aliens, ranging from face-huggers to full-grown Xenomorphs.
This is ALIEN: DESCENT a cutting-edge free-roaming virtual reality first-of-its-kind wireless technology developed by Pure Imagination Studios. The technology allows up to four players to move about freely in VR, without the use of PC backpacks or wires. Each player is armed with a custom-designed weapon and motion-tracking sensors on their arms and legs. Even the playing grounds are rigged with environmental effects, motion platforms and other surprises that simulate the descent into the heart of the Alien threat!
The cool VR tech
ALIEN: DESCENT wireless technology was developed by Pure Imagination Studios which is led by an experienced group of storytellers, dreamers, doers, mad-scientists and experiential engineers. They have designed, built, produced and worked with some of the most iconic brands in the world from clients including Warner Bros., FOX, DreamWorks, Marvel Entertainment, LEGO, Universal Studios, Merlin Entertainments, Six Flags and others.
“ALIEN: DESCENT’s story-first approach is at the forefront of the location-based VR experiences that we’re rolling out. Our goal at Pure Imagination Studios has always been to push the boundaries of what’s possible — VR attractions are the perfect medium to do just that. Partnering with the forward-thinking team at FoxNext made for a potent combination of storytelling minds and innovative thinking to set a new benchmark for destination entertainment,” said Joshua Wexler, co-founder of Pure Imagination Studios.
One without the other does not work
Great tech needs to be married to a great storyline and this is where FoxNext comes in. FoxNext expands the storytelling universes of franchises at Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group through virtual reality, games and location-based entertainment. FoxNext Destinations, a division of FoxNext, develops themed entertainment destinations such as The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando, Avatar: Discover Pandora, FX’s American Horror Story at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights and the 20th Century Fox World theme park in Malaysia, currently in development.
“VR attractions bring together immersive entertainment with social experiences that can’t be replicated in the living room. The rich storytelling opportunities in the Alien universe makes it a perfect fit for cutting-edge destination entertainment. Plus, who doesn’t want to battle Xenomorphs and save the world?” said Salil Mehta, president of FoxNext.
ALIEN: DESCENT opens April 26, ALIEN Day, at the Outlets at Orange. Tickets can be reserved at AlienDescent.com.
If you dare….