Sega has released an official statement to confirm that the recently-announced Alien Isolation pre-order DLC expansions will be released to everyone 'at a later date'.
This comes after fan backlash sparked when the company announced on Wednesday plans to release two significant DLC expansions, The Crew Expendable and Last Survivor, as free pre-order-only bonuses specific to certain retailers (meaning many who pre-ordered the game at non-applicable locations would not receive the bonuses).
In a statement addressing fan concerns, and following negative press over the announcement, Sega said:
"It's genuinely been great to see the reaction to The Crew Expendable and Last Survivor pre-order bonus content we announced yesterday and how excited you all are to re-experience those classic scenes from the original movie with our Alien. It's been absolutely amazing for us at the Studio.
"However, some of you have been asking if the two pieces of content are only available through pre-order or if we'll be releasing them at a later date as well.
"So, I can confirm today that we do plan to release both Crew Expendable and Last Survivor at a later date and we'll have more details for you guys on that shortly."
The statement does not clarify if the content will be offered free or sold at an additional cost, although considering historical trends it's safe to assume the latter.
The publisher announced with a trailer on Wednesday that key cast members from Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien will be reunited in a number of bonus DLC missions.
Sigourney Weaver and a number of her movie co-stars will offer their voice and likeness to two extra levels based on classic scenes from the film, one in which Nostromo crewmembers bid to lure the Xenomorph into the ship's airlock. Another mission will see Ripley attempting to activate the ship's self-destruct sequence before escaping on the Narcissus.
Sega has confirmed an Alien Isolation release date of October 7 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.