— Alien: Isolation (@AlienIsolation) June 10, 2014
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.