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New Alien: Isolation Details Revealed

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New Alien: Isolation Details Revealed

Alien Isolation

We’re incredibly excited to be showing Alien: Isolation at E3 this year. This will be the first time we’ve had so many people get their hands on the game in North America. It’s thrilling for us, as the development team, to watch players immerse themselves in our lo-fi, sci-fi, 1970’s original take on the Alien universe.

We’re pleased to be revealing the new features of the wider game. Firstly, the human survivors — abandoned on the remote space station the game takes place on. They’re in the same position as the player, they too are desperate to survive and that makes them unpredictable. Sometimes they react positively to the player, sometimes they can be aggressive.

Next are the Seegson Synthetics — these are rudimentary, bio-mechanical creations. They too are hard to read. Sometimes their presence is beneficial, but it’s not guaranteed. Built to last, any form of antagonism should be avoided.

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Finally we’re introducing the Crafting System. This allows items and components found in the world to be combined into rough and ready improved tools and devices that, if used in the right place at the right time, might just improve your chances of surviving. For example the Noisemaker — an unusual, hastily created, electrical device with two speakers on either end. When thrown into the world it creates a lot of noise, attracting the attention of anything nearby and allowing the player to slip past unnoticed.

Also on the show floor we have a hands-on demo featuring a further mode from the game. This is a time-based challenge where players are tasked with escaping a confined space whilst having to contend with the Alien. It’s a really intense experience that everyone should check out.

It’s incredibly exciting E3 for us and we’re just loving watching how people survive!

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  • You never told us the release date?

  • Sounds interesting, when is this coming out?

  • So looking forward to this game. Looks very authentic and moody… I really hope it has enough tension to last the entire play through. Some games in the genre like outlast and daylight were great but couldn’t for me… And those were short.

  • Any word on this being a Project Morpheus enabled title? Have read that it will be supporting the Rift and would love to play this on Morpheus. Either way really looking forward to the game, new footage from this week looks great.

  • Morpheus enabled please.

  • Still no DLNA, MP#, friends notifications, becoming a joke at this point. Main bar on PS4 is a mess and needs big time organization, is sony even trying anymore

  • As some of the guys said, PLEASE, Project Morpheus compatibility is a MUST.
    Anyway, you guys are in the right path to achieve something as BRUTAL as it was Ridley Scott’s Alien :)

    It’s going to be HARD to finish the game. The Xeno is probably the only thing that TRULY scares me since I was a child.

    See you,
    A proud Sony user.

  • Alien: Isolation will be available on October 7th , PlayStation 3, , PlayStation 4 according to their main site. http://www.alienisolation.com/en_us/ and this game looks amazing.

  • Awwwesome :O I love Alien games!

  • SONY IS DEAD TO US

    WHERES VITA’s?

    DIE SONY FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    VIVA MICROSOFT

  • I hope there is some randomization thrown in here someplace. Alien location, items, corridors to an extent, etc. If this is like the typical modern game experience where one play through is the same as the next I will wait til there is a major price drop.

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