Survios Affirms ‘Alien’ VR Recreation is Nonetheless in Improvement

VR veteran studio Survios and twentieth Century Video games introduced again in 2022 they had been constructing a brand new sport for VR, PC and console based mostly on the well-known sci-fi franchise Alien. Although we’ve heard little or no concerning the mission since, we’ve got recent affirmation the sport remains to be within the works.

Replace (March nineteenth, 2024): It’s been greater than a yr and a half since developer Suvrios introduced growth of an Alien sport, however since then the studio has been very quiet; we nonetheless haven’t seen any gameplay footage, not to mention screenshots. On this unstable time within the gaming business—with studio closures and layoffs abound—it’s by no means a positive factor {that a} sport will really make it to market.

Fortuitously we now have phrase that the sport remains to be in energetic growth.

This week at GDC 2024, Survios CTO Alexander Silkin gave a presentation covering some of the challenges and opportunities of building a VR game with Unreal Engine 5. Within the session description the studio clearly affirms: “Survios is using these strategies to develop an upcoming VR sport based mostly on the Alien franchise.”

Contemplating the sport nonetheless hasn’t had a proper gameplay reveal, we’re not anticipating the speak itself will reveal a lot past technical growth particulars, however a minimum of we all know the sport remains to be within the works.

The unique article, detailing the sport’s growth announcement, continues beneath.

Authentic Article (July fifteenth, 2022): The one-player, motion horror sport is untitled for now, nonetheless it’s mentioned to characteristic an authentic storyline, set between the Alien and Aliens films, the place a “battle hardened veteran has a vendetta towards the Xenomorphs.”

From that description it doesn’t sound like we’ll be hiding a lot in closets and skulking round corridors à la Alien: Isolationone of many earliest non-VR video games to incorporate a VR mode that truly labored very well—however you by no means know.

In addition to the truth that it’s being developed in Unreal Engine 5, there’s nonetheless a lot to find out about Survios’ subsequent title. We’re positive to listen to extra on the San Diego Comedian-Con panel on July twenty first although referred to as “Alien: Increasing a Darkish and Horrifying Universe”, so keep tuned.

“After I joined Survios in 2020, it was to construct greater, extra formidable video games, utilizing the perfect leisure franchises throughout console, PC, and VR platforms,” mentioned TQ Jefferson, Chief Product Officer at Survios. “Aliens is a definite and terrifying world that followers like to be entrenched in, and it’s excellent for Survios’ confirmed experience in creating immersive gaming experiences.”

“The huge universe of Alien is stuffed with untold tales, and alternatives to create gripping authentic video games,” mentioned Luigi Priore, vp, Disney, Pixar and twentieth Century Video games. “We’re thrilled to work with a group like Survios who shares our ardour for Alien, and for immersing followers into new worlds and experiences.”

Survios, a veteran in VR gaming, is understood a variety of VR titles through the years. It’s developed titles based mostly by itself IP, together with Dash Vector, Battlewake, Electonauts, and Uncooked Knowledge, and has additionally partnered to develop VR video games round third-party IP comparable to Creed: Rise to Glory, The Strolling Useless Onslaught, and Puzzle Bobble VR.