‘Alien: Isolation’ In (Proper) VR Sounds Like More Than My Pants Can Handle

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chris-littlechild - September 22, 2016

  Like a lot of you good Ego-gents, I’m sure, I love me some Alien. The original movie is so damn iconic, and as enjoyable to watch today as it ever was. A lot of movies, however good they once were, have aged like my smokes-a-lot Aunt Maureen, but there’s no sign of skin as leathery as a rhino’s scrote here.  

As such, all the hypetastic around Aliens: Colonial Marines a couple years back got to me. I allowed myself to be believe, to hope, and then it sucked ass. Damn it all to hell.

Alien: Isolation was a different story, though. It wasn’t Game of the Year amazement by any means, but it was a solid and very different adventure that changed the direction of video game adaptions of the Alien franchise. Survival horror was the name of the game, as you hid and generally stealth-ed your way around a marauding xenomorph.

As Kotaku reports, Isolation added some rudimentary VR support shortly after release, but it didn’t quite have the tech to do it justice. Now, with all these Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives (the Rift proper, this time) flying around the place, it looks like we might be getting the kind of VR gaming I can actually get behind.

As Sega Europe boss Jurgen Post told MCV, ‘VR has caught the whole company’s attention. We have a lot of VR kits in the office and people are playing with it. We are exploring ways to release games. We’ve not announced anything, but we are very close to making an announcement. We did Alien: Isolationabout three years ago on Oculus Rift, it was a demo that was bloody scary. To bring that back to VR would be a dream and dreams can come true.’

Count me right in.

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