Alien: Descent Is A Xenomorph-Slaying Four-Player Location-Based VR Experience

by Jamie Feltham • April 18th, 2018

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.

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  • impurekind

    I wanna see some actually in-game footage. . . .

  • Adrian Meredith

    Really enjoyed the star wars experience despite its many flaws hope to see a lot more when the tech gets better

  • Bundy

    Very cool tech, would be nice to see these in more cities. Not everybody lives in New York or LA.

    • ummm…

      wait what? who lives outside of new york or la?

      • Martin355

        Yeah, I don’t understand why people keep spreading the ridiculous myth that there is something outside of New York and LA.

  • kool

    They need something aliens like this to come to home vr.

  • Tony

    I say we take off and nuke em from orbit.

    It’s the only way to be sure.

  • Courtney A Jeff

    For now you use alien iso with the mod to get it in smooth vr.No motion controls but very smooth.Praise Jesus my Lord and Savior.

  • I played the Void Star Wars at Disney Springs last week and was pretty underwhelmed. Little details sucked, like levers not feeling the same as they looked, walls being slightly beyond where they seemed to, graphics being mediocre, shooting being mediocre, and it was damn short.

    • MW Booth

      nah bro you clowning. just went to the void experience yesterday and was blown away by the level of immersion. haters gonna hate i guess…