Sega Might be Pondering Proper VR Support for Alien: Isolation

By Matt Wales on at

Alien: Isolation is fantastic; it's easily one of the best movie tie-in games ever created and an absolutely stupendous example of atmospheric, slow-burning video game horror.

It's terrifying enough in its vanilla guise, but Alien: Isolation developer Creative Assembly went one step further shortly after the game's release, by offering up rudimentary Oculus Rift Support.

It's a pretty standout VR experience if you're a fan of abject terror, but sadly it's lacking finesse and isn't officially supported in any way. Basically, it lingers along the line of 'fine, we'll make it and give it you for free but if it blows off your face or liquifies your children, don't expect us to do anything about it'.

With the advent of Oculus Rift's consumer hardware version, however, not to mention living-room monster HTC Vive, it looks like Alien: Isolation publisher Sega might be ready to revisit its horror opus in a more formal capacity.

Speaking to MCV, Sega's European boss Jurgen Post explained, "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: Isolation about 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".

Given how perfect a match VR and horror is, it would certainly be great to revisit Alien: Isolation's masterful horror in a more stable, fully-featured form.