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Alien Isolation Gets First Patch – Fixes Stuttering Cut-Scenes

Alien Isolation has finally got its first patch post-release, albeit for the PS4 and X-Box One versions. Patch 1.1 fixes the long-running problem of choppy cut-scenes that has been plaguing the consoles and to a lesser extent PC since release. According to developer Creative Assembly, this was caused by a difference between the retail units and the machines the game was tested on,

The patch went live yesterday but unfortunately, there are multiple reports that the PS4 patch is causing all sorts of issues from frequent game crashes to your saved games being corrupted. I would advise holding off updating. Creative Assembly have acknowledged the problem and are working on it.

Meanwhile, Creative Assembly states that they are still working on patches to fix a myriad of other bugs in the game: “We are working on bringing an update to fix a number of other in-game issues and will announce distribution dates as soon as possible.” Thanks to ikarop for the tip.

Update: They’ve removed the PS4 patch now and are going to reissue it. It was causing issues with Mission 5 in the game.



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Comments: 17
  1. Bio Mech Hunter
    I've been having some weird performance issues on the Xbox One version with this last patch. I don't know what's going on, but I hope CA iron it out quickly.

    I don't understand why nothing's been said about a PC, PS3 and 360 patch, either. CA needs to communicate with their fanbase.
  2. Taxemic
    It's all really odd. This patch is being called both 1.1 and 1.02 on the official forums. They still haven't addressed the day one patch which is advertised on the Sega support site and was supposed to fix this same thing. Also there was an update on PC a few weeks ago that came with no notes.

    I know. It's causing big arguements over on the official forum, and I can understand points from both sides.

    One thing however is clear to me. The support and communication or lack of from CA is bad, if not sometimes down right rude.
  3. ikarop
    It's all really odd. This patch is being called both 1.1 and 1.02 on the official forums. They still haven't addressed the day one patch which is advertised on the Sega support site and was supposed to fix this same thing. Also there was an update on PC a few weeks ago that came with no notes.
  4. Bio Mech Hunter
    I'm really shocked that shadows of all things was overlooked. Or was there another reason why they didn't put them in? Regarding the patch, it annoys me that the PS4 patch is buggy as hell. Guess I just have to tough it out.  :-\

    Perhaps something to do with hiding from the Alien? If you're squatting under a table but casting a big shadow on the floor it would've been a bit silly to have the Alien just ignore it, and having it react to your shadow might make hiding impossible.
    I thought about that, but I feel it's more silly for the player to not cast any shadows nor a reflection.
  5. HuDaFuK
    I'm really shocked that shadows of all things was overlooked. Or was there another reason why they didn't put them in? Regarding the patch, it annoys me that the PS4 patch is buggy as hell. Guess I just have to tough it out.  :-\

    Perhaps something to do with hiding from the Alien? If you're squatting under a table but casting a big shadow on the floor it would've been a bit silly to have the Alien just ignore it, and having it react to your shadow might make hiding impossible.
  6. Bio Mech Hunter
    Truly. I can't believe something like shadows cast by the player is missing in a game like Alien: Isolation. That's just criminal. CA needs to implement something along the lines of Destiny's player-cast shadows. Those are superb. Likewise, no player reflections in mirrors is just wrong.

    I hope they can get these issues with the PS4 patch sorted out quick, too. I'm really surprised by this whole situation.
  7. Jango1201
    I'm really shocked that shadows of all things was overlooked. Or was there another reason why they didn't put them in? Regarding the patch, it annoys me that the PS4 patch is buggy as hell. Guess I just have to tough it out.  :-\
  8. Bio Mech Hunter
    Glad to see they're fixing the game's issues (aside from this PS4 problem), but what about PC, 360 and PS3 users? :-\

    I'd REALLY like it if they added player character shadows and reflections as well as player character interaction animations for ALL game world interact-able objects.
  9. Darkness
    I'm hearing reports of frequent crashes and saved game corruptions on PS4. Looks like they'll have to release a patch for the patch.  :P

    Sounds like a proper patch for the other bugs is a long way off.

    Edit: They've removed the PS4 patch now. They said that it's causing issues with Mission 5.

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