SEGA took Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, a first-person sci-fi survival horror sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien, to this years E3 and released the above new trailer. There was absolutely no mention of Kinect though, so why am I writing this article? Well, fortunately Alien: Isolation’s Lead Game Designer Gary Napper happened to mention to The Official Xbox Magazine that the Xbox One version will in fact support Kinect 2, although he didn’t say how:
The game will run at 1080p on both consoles. “That’s actually not something I get that into, because we build it on one central engine and then kick it out to different versions,” Napper told me, when I asked for specifics. “So when I think about working on the game it’s almost platform agnostic because I only think about the differences between platforms and the different mechanics we can use like the light on the PS4 pad and the stuff with Kinect 2.0.”
For more info on Alien: Isolation you can watch IGN’s video of a 15 minute E3 demo that includes and interview with and commentary by the game’s Creative Lead Alistair Hope and read the E3 fact sheet below:
IGN’s Alien: Isolation E3 Gameplay Demo
Alien: Isolation E3 Fact Sheet
A L I E N
I S O L A T I O N
H O W W I L L Y O U S U R V I V E ?
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation ™, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.
As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.
Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
OVERCOME AN EVER-PRESENT
Experience persistent fear as a truly dynamic and
reactive Alien uses its senses to hunt you down and
respond to your every move.
IMPROVISE TO SURVIVE
Hack systems, scavenge for vital resources and craft
items to deal with each situation. Will you evade your
enemies, distract them or face them head on?
EXPLORE A WORLD OF MYSTERY
Immerse yourself in the detailed setting of Sevastopol,
a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of
space. Encounter a rich cast of inhabitants in a world
scarred by fear and mistrust.
■ RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2014
■ DEVELOPER: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY
■ NO. OF PLAYERS: SINGLE PLAYER
■ GENRE: FIRST-PERSON SURVIVAL HORROR
■ PLATFORMS: XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 3, PLAYSTATION 4
Source: Alien: Isolation YouTube Channel, The Official Xbox Magazine, IGN Entertainment's YouTube Channel