Noclip, a crowdsourced company known for making game documentaries, have just released their latest one and it’s dedicated to the development of Alien Isolation. The team at Noclip went to Creative Assembly’s studio and interviewed Console Creative Director Alistair Hope, Console Technical Director Clive Gratton and Chief Studio Officer Tim Heaton.
In the 20-minute documentary, Creative Assembly talk about their original ... [Read More]
2013 were dark times for gamers within the Alien fandom. After 6 years of waiting, and big talking from Gearbox and Randy Pitchford, Alien fans were subjected to the abysmal disappointment that was Aliens: Colonial Marines. The disappointment was so intense that to this day I refuse to purchase anything that Gearbox has had anything to do with.
But it also ... [Read More]
When Alien: Isolation was first announced at the start of 2014 I think it would be fair to say that Alien fans who enjoyed their video games were in a bit of a bad mood. Alien: Crucible had been cancelled and Aliens: Colonial Marines was a bitter disappointment, and an absolute travesty.
I was certainly dubious about Alien: Isolation. Amanda Ripley ... [Read More]
Following the quick glimpse of Alien: Isolation during Nintendo’s line-up of upcoming releases, Nintendo have now uploaded an announcement trailer to YouTube!
When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ... [Read More]
First announced at the end of 2006, Obsidian’s Aliens: Crucible went through most of its production in quiet until it was officially cancelled 3 years later. Since then we’ve slowly learnt more and more about the first attempt to bring Alien in the RPG world.
Last year GVMERS produced an enlightening mini-documentary
on the game and Josh Sawyer, Creative Director ... [Read More]
It appears 20th Century Fox have trademarked
a new name related to the Alien franchise a few days ago. Alien: Blackout is the new trademark which is specifically associated with video games. Could this be the upcoming Alien game that Cold Iron Studios is working on?
FoxNext Games officially announced
the untitled Alien game at the start of ... [Read More]
We finally have a few more details as to why the Aliens RPG, aka Aliens: Crucible
from Obsidian got cancelled. Creative game director for Obsidian Josh Sawyer spoke candidly to IGN
this week and mentioned the internal problems they had with the game.
The Aliens RPG was first announced at the end of 2006 and a few ... [Read More]
FoxNext Games have announced today
that a new shooter game set in the Alien universe is in the works for PC and consoles! FoxNext themselves were formed only last year. You might be familiar with them – they were already making various virtual reality games.
We reported last year that they were supposed to be making a multiplayer ... [Read More]
Video game documentary channel GVMERS
has just released a investigative look at the ill-fated development of Aliens Crucible, the Aliens Role Playing Game developed by Obsidian Entertainment which was ultimately canceled by publisher Sega in favor of Aliens Colonial Marines.
The video gives a chronicle of the events surrounding the game’s development process and ultimate demise, as well an ... [Read More]
A new Alien: Isolation mod entitled “MotherVR” has brought VR functionality to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on PC. Modder Zack “Nibre” Fannon has taken what once was only compatible with the development kit model of Oculus and ported it to the consumer version.
Alien: Isolation VR mode was previously demoed
at E3 2014 leading up to the ... [Read More]
Sega hints at a VR Release of Alien: Isolation! Talking to Market for Computer & Video Games
, Sega Europe’s President Jurgen Post has been hinting at the possibility of Alien: Isolation seeing a virtual reality release!
“VR has caught the whole company’s attention,” Post explains. “We have a lot of VR kits in the office and people are ... [Read More]
It seems even more unlikely that we’ll be getting a sequel to Alien Isolation any time soon. Back in May 2015, we heard that Alien Isolation had shifted 2.11 million copies
in North America and Europe and Sega was reportedly disappointed with the sales performance. In a new interview with GameIndustry.biz
, Creative Assembly’s studio director, Tim Heaton, ... [Read More]
We finally have an update on the long-running Aliens Colonial Marines class action lawsuit which was originally filed in April 2013 by two gamers because of the game’s misleading marketing. We last heard in August 2014 that Sega had agreed to pay out $1.25M in the settlement to gamers who either preordered the game or bought it on day one. ... [Read More]