Ridley Scott‘s next edition of to the popular film franchise Alien hits theaters this May, and will be accompanied by a virtual reality video game of the same name.


Alien: Covenant the game is being described as “a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe.” It is currently unknown what platform the game will run on, but it is a collaboration between Scott’s production company RSA Films, MPC VR, and the Fox Innovation Lab.

Fans of the franchise were disappointed in 2014 when Alien: Isolation was released on the VR system Oculus Rift, but the virtual reality portion of the game never came to fruition.

“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,” describes the press release. Some are skeptical that this will be less of a game and more of just a VR experience. You can see a preview of the new Alien VR game here .

The first trailer for the new film Alien: Covenant was released a week, and can be seen below. It hits theaters May 19.

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