One of the biggest reveals for virtual reality (VR) at E3 2014 in June was a demonstration of The Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien: Isolation running with the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). Whether or not the upcoming survival horror experience will include support for the device when it launches on 7th October 2014 remains to be seen, although it is again being shown at Gamescom this week in Cologne, Germany.
While the standard monitor version of Aliens: Isolation will be playable on the show floor, VRFocus has been told that the VR version will be presented behind closed doors. It’s not yet clear if the build has been updated in any way since E3, where it ran with the Oculus Rift’s second development (DK2) version. Does its continued presence at industry events lend any weight to support in the full version of the title?
VRFocus recently spoke to The Creative Assembly about its support for Alien: Isolation, which the developer labelled as ‘mind blowing’. The title casts players as Amanda Ripley, daughter of the franchises’ primary protagonist, Ellen Ripley. Amanda finds herself trapped on a space station with one of the iconic Xenomorph aliens and must survive by hiding and defending herself from the creature.
Alien: Isolation is due out on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD on PlayStation 4 is yet to be mentioned. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates.
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