Alien: Isolation ‘Lo-fi Sci-fi’ Developer Diary Released

Alien: Isolation takes the Alien franchise and goes back to the original movie.

When people hear a new Alien game is in the works, I’m sure the eyes start rolling. Let’s face it, the franchise has taken a hit with poorly made titles in the past several years. It appears that Creative Labs has seen the light. Alien: Isolation goes back to the beginning of it all. “This isn’t a world of holograms and touchscreens; there’s no sense here that technology is going to save you.” – Alistair Hope, Creative Lead. Creative Assembly describes it as “lo-fi sci-fi. It’s clunky, it’s chunky, it’s push-button and analogue. There are no phasers or lasers, and the smartest weapons you find may be tied together with duct tape and string. A world very much of CRT not LCD, Alien: Isolation may be set in the future but it’s very much baked in the past.”

Alien: Isolation will be a first-person survival horror game inspired by Ridley Scott’s original Alien movie from 1979. It will be available on October 7th, 2014 on the XBox One, PS4, PC, XBox 360 and the PS3.

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1 Comment on Alien: Isolation ‘Lo-fi Sci-fi’ Developer Diary Released

Loaf Chip

On April 19, 2014 at 4:00 am

Even without all the glitches in Colonial Marines, Alien was NEVER going to work as a shooter. Even the worst Alien films are centred around survival, not action. Isolation sounds like a step in the right direction.