Posted on January 7, 2014, Ross Lincoln Sega: No Multiplayer for Alien: Isolation
Sega has stated that there will be no multiplayer in the newly announced Alien: Isolation, despite a posting on Xbox Game Store that appeared to confirm the feature.
After several months of highly consistent rumors, Aliens: Isolation, an Alien/Aliens interquel developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega was officially announced this morning. Last night, an early listing on the Xbox Marketplace appeared to confirm previously unrevealed multiplayer content, including online and local co-op and competitive multiplayer modes. (Note: This listing has since been updated to remove mention of the multiplayer. A screenshot of the original listing appears at the end of this article.)
In the press release announcing the game, SEGA states,
There was an error in reporting earlier today about a feature of the game stating multiplayer and co-op features for Alien: Isolation. There will be no help, no solace, no escape from the Universe’s deadliest killer. Please let us know if you’d like to discuss further.
Additionally, earlier leaks suggested Alien: Isolation would be a first-person shooter, but The Creative Assembly told us that it will instead be a first-person survival horror game, and not a shooter. The game is coming to PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 in late 2014.