Back at E3 2014 virtual reality (VR) fans were treated to a surprise when The Creative Assmebly revealed a new prototype demo for its upcoming sci-fi horror title, Alien: Isolation, using the Oculus Rift head-mounted display. At the time it was left up in the air as to if the full release would actually support VR down the line. We’re still waiting on such confirmation, but the VR demo for the title has at least made its public debut at the EGX London event at in Earls Court this weekend.
Alien: Isolation is one of the many titles on display as Oculus VR’s booth at the show including the likes of SUPER HOT and EVE: Valkyrie. The public can sample what appears to be the same demo shown at E3 and behind closed doors at Gamescom 2014, with players trying to find an exit as they are hunted by the iconic Xenomorph from the film franchise. Players will either find the exit or meet a grizzly end at the end of the monster.
The full version of Alien: Isolation casts players as Amanda Ripley, the daughter of movie protagonist Ellen Ripley that finds herself trapped in her very own nightmare as she tries to escape a Xenomorph. The title features a focus on survival, gathering limited supplies to keep the enemy at bay and hiding when there is no other option. The title releases on 7th October for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
VRFocus will continue to follow Alien: Isolation going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its potential VR support.