Alien: Rogue Incursion | New VR videogame on the way this year

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VR specialists Survios has announced Alien: Rogue Incursion, a first-person, single-player “frightfully immersive” videogame.

The Alien franchise celebrates its 45th anniversary on the 25th May, and there’s already a xenomorph-flavoured sequel – August’s Alien: Romulus – planned to help celebrate.

We’ve also learned there’s a new videogame based on the series in the works. Called Alien: Rogue Incursion, it’s billed as the first virtual reality outing for the Alien – which means, of course, you’ll need one of those fancy VR helmets to play it.

In development at Survios – which previously made the likes of The Walking Dead Onslaught and Puzzle Bobble VR, a game we didn’t realise existed until now – Alien: Rogue Incursion is billed as a single-player action-horror created in Unreal Engine.

Its announcement was accompanied by a teaser video which shows us… nothing. Absolutely nothing.

There’s a nice deployment of the old Alien title reveal from Ridley Scott’s original film, though, which suggests the game will lean on that masterpiece’s look and feel. Much like Fede Alvarez’s upcoming Alien: Romulus appears to, in fact.

An official description (via VG247), meanwhile, is similarly coy with details of the game’s plot and setting. It reads:

“Alien: Rogue Incursion fully immerses players in a harrowing VR journey deep into the Alien universe with an all-new storyline of an ultimate mission that tests their courage, wits, and skill to survive the terrors of the ‘Perfect Organism.'”

A statement from Survios adds that the game will feature “heart-pounding exploration” and that its story will be “fully original”.

“This fully original story embraces all our favourite elements from 45 years of Alien,” the developer writes, “from kinetic action and heart-pounding exploration to our terrifyingly resourceful Xenomorphs that will truly make your skin crawl. We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it this holiday season.”

Alien: Rogue Incursion is in development for PlayStation VR2, PCVR and Meta Quest 3 helmets, and is set for release in “holiday 2024” according to its website, which appears to refer to Christmas, not this writer’s upcoming May holiday in the Norfolk Broads.

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