This is pretty incredible news if, like me, you’re a huge fan of the Alien franchise. A tweet from the Alien: Isolation team shows an image of a player wearing a DK2, apparently demonstrating the title’s Oculus Rift support.

Alien: Isolation is a Sega published, multi-platform title that drops you into Ellen Ripley’s (played by Sigourney Weaver in the movies) daughter Amanda’s shoes as she searches for the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. The title seems to be leaning towards the original Alien movie in tone, i.e. tension and suspense as opposed to balls-out action as with it’s sequel Aliens. It’s not known how far developed the Oculus Rift support is, but the game itself ships on October 7th for all major consoles and PC.

Frankly, the idea of being thrown into a believable, virtual world with an Alien on the loose is both a terrifying and a exciting prospect. Let’s just hope the game doesn’t turn out to be the turkey that Aliens: Colonial Marines did.

Apparently the Oculus Rift version will make an appearance for demo on the Oculus VR stand. We’ll be heading there as soon as we can to find out more and get some hands-on time with the game. We’ll leave you with some screenshots to whet your appetite in the mean time.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • Alkapwn

    This is fantastic news indeed! Based on the gameplay that I’ve seen so far, this game should be amazing the Rift. So much atmosphere.

    • Paul James

      Agreed. The visuals are extremely impressive too from what I’ve seen. Let’s hope the team can get some hands-on time soon.

  • Jarom Madsen

    So a polished version of Breach? *gulp*