Alien: Isolation- “Very much about the single player experience.”

alien isolationFor those who prefer to tackle their games solo, SEGA offered some good news for the upcoming Alien: Isolation, confirming that there will be no multiplayer aspect to the game. Speaking to RPS, creative lead Al Hope has confirmed that the game is “very much about the single player experience.” Hope explains:

“It’s very much about a single player experience. We did think about it [adding multiplayer], it’s not like we never considered it- and we had some pretty neat ideas around that. But for us the focus always was that single player experience. And I think because you have this dynamic alien and it’s about the player’s choices while they play it, it does mean that you can go back and try different stuff out. So I think there is a lot of scope to have players go back and do things differently.”

Jon McKellan, lead UI art and design, agreed and said, “I think that as soon as you up the amount of humans than you’re no longer as ‘outnumbered’. You know, if you had two or three humans facing up against one alien it’s a completely different experience where you’re working together to overcome it rather than just trying to survive. It just felt better to leave it single player.”

Alien: Isolation will be released sometime in Q4 2014 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. It will not be coming to the Wii U, despite demands by fans.

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Trailer courtesy of GameSpot.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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