The lights are on
The latest developer diary for the upcoming Alien: Isolation showcases the game's future-from-the-past production design.
The team made a decision early-on in development that it wouldn't include any technology that couldn't have been created in 1979 to be used on the original film's set. For the displays appearing on the tube-televisions throughout the game, the team would record the video onto a VHS tape, rough up up the VHS tape, and then record the resulting intentionally poor-quality video into the game from a VCR.
You can check out the full video below, which offers a little bit of gameplay from the game. Alien: Isolation releases on October 7 for Xbox One and 360, and PlayStation 4 and 3, and PC. For more on the game head here for some of our hands-on impressions.
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I'm not even going to laugh if this game sucks. It'd be like taking bets over whether the sun will come down at the end of the day.
That's really cool...
I'm ready for this, loved Outlast!!!
That's... actually pretty awesome. I'm starting to get HYPED!
I'm so excited for this game! :D
Seeing how come Monday i'll most likely be owning an XboxOne, I'll actually have to keep an eye on this. IF they manage to truly capture the dreadful fear that the Alien ( and imo Aliens) movie had for us....they'll get my money. I've been aching for a stellar Alien game for a LONG LONG time. This will make or break this company's reputation imo. If they succeed, they will be praised godly amounts, if they fail on a level anywhere near Colonial Marines ( I'd like to say " I doubt it, but you never know) then things could get ugly.
Regardless I hope this game does a better job than Outlast's approach to feeling helpless. While the jump scares and paranoia were great, ultimately I wasn't too sucked into the world or afraid of the enemies. This game has the potential to be quite a solid title.
Pants are now off.
This game is an interesting look at the lengths passionate devs can go to create a truly unique experience. I hope it comes out well for all interested parties.
*grabs lotion and tissue*
Like everyone else, I'm holding my breath but trying my best to not get my hopes up. It seems like the devs are on the right track, but as we know, that path can easily get derailed.
I'm really rooting for this game. I just hope they don't screw it up.
Please, more acid spit and better animation and we're set
This is the first Alien game I have a good feeling about. That said, I'm going into it with medium expectations but I am hopeful.