Alien: Isolation News

Alien: Isolation modder adds VR support

Finishing the work The Creative Assembly started.

Sega's excellent first-person horror game Alien: Isolation was demoed by developer The Creative Assembly in VR, though the game never actually received any VR support at, or after, launch. The developer later explained that this was simply a proof of concept, and the game sadly didn't sell well enough to receive post-launch VR support or a sequel.

Alien: Isolation sales reach 2.1m, FM15 810K

Sega's annual financial results are out and they show a lifetime 2.11m sales for the accomplished Alien: Isolation, and 810,000 for Football Manger 2015.

That's not a disaster for Alien but nor will it be seen - for a costly triple-A production - as a barnstorming success. GamesIndustry International pointed out that many of those sales could have been done at a discounted price.

Nevertheless, Alien: Isolation developer Creative Assembly is already hiring for "another multiplatform AAA blockbuster", although it's not necessarily an Alien game.

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Alien: Isolation passes 1m sales mark after three months

Creative Assembly's excellent survival horror Alien: Isolation has finally sold 1m copies.

The developer revealed the sales milestone today via Twitter, a little over three months since the game's 7th October launch.

But, perhaps surprisingly, Isolations sales have come slower than Gearbox's critically-panned first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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Alien: Isolation's latest update adds new difficulty modes

First-person Ridley Scott film simulator, Alien: Isolation, just received an all new free update that adds two new difficulty modes to the mix: Nightmare and Novice.

The former mode is probably the most requested draw as it turns the odds of survival against you even further. In Nightmare, you'll have a damaged motion tracker with a messed up display that sometimes gives you unreliable information. Resources are limited even further and map systems won't be available to download from terminals, so you'll have to chart your course one cautious step at a time. Non-alien combatants will also deal more damage and be more aggressive.

And what of the Alien itself, you ask? Unsurprisingly, the titular creature has also been taught a few new tricks. "In this heightened, terrifying atmosphere, our Alien will be hunting you like never before," developer The Creative Assembly stated on its official site. "With an upgraded AI that has amplified its fatal hostility, every step you take may be your last. Our monster is more adaptive, learning from your tactics with chilling speed and with intensified senses that will give you no second chances."

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Alien: Isolation's Trauma DLC pack out today

You play chief medical officer Dr. Lingard.

The second DLC pack for survival horror game Alien: Isolation launches today for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. European PlayStation owners get it tomorrow, Wednesday, 3rd December.

A game jam in his honour

Total War/Alien dev Creative Assembly remembers dearly departed friend.

Behind the games we play there are people, and sometimes sad things happen to those people.

Alien: Isolation dev probes PS4 patch problems

Alien: Isolation dev probes PS4 patch problems

UPDATE: Sega removes patch, explains how to uninstall it.

UPDATE 13/11/2014 5.04pm: Sega has confirmed that it's working with Sony on a fix for the Alien: Isolation PS4 bugs that snuck in with its latest patch, not unlike a certain face hugger once did with John Hurt.

In the meantime, Sega has removed the patch on PS4 and explained how to uninstall it for those who have already downloaded it. Here's the company's statement in full:

“We've discovered an issue with the latest patch (v1.02) for Alien: Isolation on PS4, where some users are having difficulties with playing Mission 5. We're currently working with Sony on a fix and will have that available as soon as possible.

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Alien Isolation: Corporate Lockdown DLC release date revealed

Alien Isolation: Corporate Lockdown DLC release date revealed

Features three new challenge maps and a fresh playable character.

Sega has announced a 28th October release date for Alien Isolation's Corporate Lockdown DLC, which adds three new Survivor Mode maps.

Priced at £5.59, the download will be available simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Corporate Lockdown stars Seegson executive Ransome and features three new challenge maps to escape through: Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends.

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Alien: Isolation gets Oculus Rift support via fan hack

In space, no one can hear you cream.

Back at E3 Alien: Isolation developer The Creative Assembly showed off a demo for its first-person horror game using the Oculus Rift. Those who played it said it was cool. Those who didn't were sad. Then the developer confirmed that this was just a tech demo and wouldn't be included in the final game. It was a sad day for Alien fans.

Alien Isolation Oculus Rift prototype is just that

"Does not represent a game currently in development."

An Oculus Rift version of first-person survival horror game Alien Isolation was shown off at E3 last month, sparking excitement that the game will launch with full virtual reality headset support.

Alien Isolation release date announced

Alien Isolation release date announced

All other priorities are rescinded.

Alien Isolation will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One from 7th October 2014, developer Creative Assembly has revealed.

The announcement was made today live on stage during the Alien Isolation panel at EGX Rezzed 2014, where the game's playable demo has enjoyed some of the biggest interest of anything on the show floor.

"We couldn't be happier to finally announce a date for Alien: Isolation,” Creative Assembly's Alistair Hope said. "The reaction we have seen so far has been simply incredible, from the screams and shrieks to the cold sweats and racing hearts. It's the Alien game that we've always wanted to play and we can't wait to let everyone get their hands on it this fall."

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Creative Assembly to announce Alien: Isolation date at EGX Rezzed

With EGX Rezzed now just days away, Creative Assembly has revealed that it plans to announce the release date for Alien: Isolation during its developer session at the show.

EGX Rezzed is organised by Gamer Network, which publishes Eurogamer.net, and takes place over three days from this Friday at the NEC in Birmingham. The show features a huge variety of upcoming games to play, developer presentations, tournaments and loads more.

Creative director Al Hope will be on stage from 3pm GMT on the Saturday to share progress on Alien: Isolation with attendees and will reveal the date during the session. The game is already known to be due in late 2014 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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EGXAlien: Isolation playable at EGX Rezzed in March

World's first hands-on on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Creative Assembly's ambitious survival horror title Alien: Isolation will be playable for the first time in the world at EGX Rezzed, organisers announced today. (Full disclosure: we are the organisers. Hello!)

Alien: Isolation details appear on Xbox Games Store

Alien: Isolation details appear on Xbox Games Store

UPDATE: Listing back online, Alien spotted, co-op references removed.

UPDATE: The leaks continue. Not only is Alien: Isolation's Xbox.com listing now back online, but it has provided a clear view of the game's Alien design.

The listing has been edited, however, to remove references to multiplayer and co-op play that were spotted last night. Were these details a mistake? Or is Sega just not ready to announce the modes?

See the Alien and all his teeth below.

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Creative Assembly's Alien FPS stars Ripley's daughter Amanda

For current and next-gen consoles in 2014, says report.

Creative Assembly's secret Alien game will be called Alien: Isolation and revolve around Amanda Ripley, daughter of the Ellen Ripley character made famous by actress Sigourney Weaver, an anonymous source-based report has revealed.