Calling all Colonial Marines, there’s a new VR experience that you won’t want to miss.
Announced today, Alien: Descent, is the latest in a line of high-profile location-based VR experiences that aims to let fans fulfill their dreams. That is if their dreams are of being torn to pieces by a pack of Xenomorphs. The experience sees up to four friends sign up to become Colonial Marines and then sent off on a mission to investigate a distress signal from a Weyland-Yutani mining outpost. If you’ve seen any of the many Alien movies, you’ll know how that’s likely to go.
Descent is set to use wireless VR tech created by Pure Imagination Studios. The setup allows multiple users to walk around virtual environments without wires to trip over or backpack PCs to weigh them down. Visitors will be armed with a custom-designed weapon and motion-tracking sensors for their arms and legs. Better yet, the installation will utilize environmental effects to make the experience as immersive as possible.
The attraction is set to open at The Outlets at Orange in Orange County, California on April 26. You can book a spot now via an official website with tickets costing $22 per visitor. No other locations have been announced at this time.
Location-based VR attractions such as this have been growing in popularity over the past year. In late 2017, for example, The Void launched its biggest attraction to date in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. They allow for experiences consumers simply couldn’t get at home right now.