Sega has revealed that its survival horror shooter Alien: Isolation will be released globally from October 7 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. The game will arrive first in North America and then release in other territories a day later.
Alien: Isolation is being marketed as a title that captures the true essence of Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien. In-game players will be tasked with evading the Xenomorph threat while trying to formulate an escape plan in space.
The AI is said to be totally random with no “patrol patterns to discern.” Entering an area each times means that players will experience something new. The Xenomorph will never be in the same place twice and will surprise you when you least expect them.
Unlike its predecessor, players this time around are being hunted and they cannot go against a Xenomorph. Being sighted means death. “It’s hunting like any animal would,” said developer Creative Assembly during GDC 2014.
Earlier rumors have suggested that Alien: Isolation will run at native 1080p on the PlayStation 4 only but Creative Assembly is working to ensure that on the Xbox One as well.
I don’t think that we will have to endure something similar to Aliens: Colonial Marines this time around, which if you don’t know was a horribly developed game.