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Alien: Rogue Incursion Is The First-Ever Alien VR Game And It’s Coming This Year

“That’s it, man. Game over, man. Game over!”

A brand-new Alien game is coming, and it’s the franchise’s first foray into VR, with Alien: Rogue Incursion announced for PS VR2, Meta Quest and PC VR platforms with a release window of Holiday 2024.

The game will be powered by Unreal Engine, and is in the works at Survios, a well-respected VR studio with games like Creed: Rise to Glory, The Walking Dead Onslaught and Electronauts under its belt.

“This brand-new single-player, action-horror VR game features an original story that fully surrounds players within the terrors of the Alien universe,” the official website’s description reads. “Designed by Alien fans for Alien fans, Survios brings their expertise to crafting this technically advanced, and frightfully immersive Alien virtual reality game.”

You can watch the short announcement video below, though it doesn’t offer much beyond the game’s key art:

While we have basically nothing to go off of in terms of gameplay for Rogue Incursion, the idea of an Alien game in VR no doubt immediately brings to mind Creative Assembly’s excellent Alien: Isolation, which is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Alien video games and would seem well-suited to VR with its focus on atmosphere and first-person stealth. In fact, there are already popular VR mods for the game on PC, so fingers crossed this new title attempts to crib some of those ideas.

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Alien: Isolation was last seen in an official capacity on Nintendo Switch, which actually worked out to be a very decent port. Our very own James said in his review, “Alien: Isolation is close to a survival horror masterpiece that, while unforgiving, carries itself with an unbridled sense of style and class. It authentically recreates the look and feel of the original 1979 film while still feeling incredibly rewarding. Through some wizardry, the game plays just as well, if not better, on Switch, and is to be commended as one of the best ports the platform has ever seen.”