Alien Isolation on Oculus Rift 'just a prototype for now'

VR version is not a fully fledged project, says Creative Assembly

Developer Creative Assembly appears to be undecided on whether it will release a VR-compatible version of Alien Isolation despite the Oculus Rift demo appearing at E3 last month.

A virtual reality version of the first-person horror game was shown in playable form at the E3 expo in Los Angeles in June. The demo allowed attendees to play a small portion of the game with the Oculus Rift VR headset, with full head-tracking functionality enabled alongside otherwise conventional controller input.


But when fans asked via Twitter if the final game will be released for Oculus Rift, the official Alien Isolation Twitter feed replied, "What we've got at the moment with Oculus is a prototype, there's no full game in [development]."

Alien Isolation is a spin-off horror game set within Ridley Scott's Alien universe. It has players creeping around a devastated Sevastopol space station as they try to avoid a deadly Xenomorph.

As CVG wrote in its E3 Alien Isolation preview, the Xenomorph which stalks you ominously throughout the game is not your only enemy aboard the space station - humans and androids are also a threat.

Sega has confirmed an Alien Isolation release date of October 7 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.