The division will be made up of members of the teams responsible for Alien Isolation and The Simpsons: Tapped Out, and among its first projects are Alien and Planet of the Apes experiences.
The new division, FoxNet, which will work in conjunction with the corresponding film and television divisions, will be led by Salil Mehta, former president of content management for Twentieth Century Fox Film. Apart from games, this new group will also be in charge of virtual and augmented reality projects and a theme park. Fox’s recent releases in the video game world include EA’s The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Sega’s Alien Isolation. The latter being a title highly revered by all virtual reality enthusiasts. The teams responsible for these two games will join FoxNet.
Among his upcoming releases are an Alien experience that was already announced, and another from The Planet of the Apes. These experiences on films will follow the path started by the one on Mars. “We’re excited by the power of new technologies to power narrative art and we know we’ve only scratched the surface,” he commented Peter Rice, CEO of Fox Networks. “Extending our narrative to new platforms and new ways is our constant focus as we look to build more consumer touchpoints day by day. Based on what we have seen with Fox Innovation Lab, FoxNet is a natural step to define our long-term vision,” he added Stacey Snider, CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film.