Alien: Isolation Won’t Be Oculus Rift Compatible

Alien: Isolation’s E3 Oculus Rift demo was just a “prototype.”

This sad news was confirmed by it developers in a posting yesterday on the game’s official Twitter account. This, not unexpectedly, disappointed many fans who had assumed that an Oculus compatible demo showcased at E3 would mean the final game would also be playable with the VR headset. A spokesperson from its publishers at Sega have additionally affirmed that there were no plans to expand the E3 demo beyond the existing content.

“At present, it’s just a prototype and does not represent a game currently in development at this point in time,” said Sega. “It’s a truly amazing experience though and brings the game to life in ways we could not have imagined when we started the project. It’s one of the most terrifying demos you’ll ever play.”

That’s likely to be little solace to disappointed gamers who were looking forward to experiencing that “amazing experience” at length and first hand. Even so, the way Sega worded its statement does, in the least, leave room for change later. After all, “at this point in time” doesn’t mean forever and if the Oculus Rift keeps growing in popularity it could theoretically become worth it for Sega to invest the time and effort they’re withholding now.

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