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Alien: Isolation VR to Make Public Debut at SouthWest VR Meetup

The Creative Assembly debuted their work in virtual reality (VR) at last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), where the highly anticipated Alien: Isolation was presented as a surprise addition to Oculus VR’s booth on the show floor. One month later however, the public will be given the opportunity to try Alien: Isolation in VR for the very first time at the SouthWest VR Meetup.

Alien: Isolation is set to be published by SEGA for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC this October. However, The Creative Assembly has adapted an area of the videogame for use with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Showcased on the second version of the Oculus Rift development kit (aka DK2) at E3, Alien: Isolation proved to be hugely popular amongst journalists and attendees alike.

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Following a playtest on the Oculus Rift HMD VRFocus delivered a hands-on preview of Alien: Isolation from E3, stating: “There are many horror experiences already available for the Oculus Rift and a number of those are designed with the intention of avoiding combat. Alien: Isolation however, is leagues ahead of the competition. The key to any immersive experience is suspension of disbelief, and Alien: Isolation in VR pulls no punches when it comes to taking the player out of their comfort zone and into a deadly new world.”

The SouthWest VR Meetup takes place on July 29th 2014, at The Big Chill Bar in Bristol. In addition to Alien: Isolation the Altergaze will make an appearance at the event alongside Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut. More details can be found on the official meetup page and VRFocus will keep you updated with future additions to the line-up at the event.

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