The official Alien Isolation forums are awash with reports of choppy frame rates and screen tearing during the cinematic sequences in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
“We are aware of a few users experiencing some issues with cut scene playback on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One and we are looking into this,” posted the Alien Isolation community manager.
So far the only official advice is to delete the game then re-install it along with the recent patch, although this does not seem to fix the issue.
I spoke to Peter, who reviewed the game for TSA, and he confirms that he did not encounter the problem. Digital Foundry also failed to detect any major problems when they performed analysis of gameplay, but noted “Cut-scenes deserve some exploration as there are clear issues with judder on both consoles.”
SPOILER WARNING: Do not watch the video below unless you have completed mission 4 of the game (or won’t be playing it).
As you can see from the YouTube video above, juddering is clearly present, pay close attention to when Amanda turns her head as the 13 second mark.
Hopefully a patch is in the works, many users on the official forums have stopped playing until one is released.
Thanks to Homerjnick for the tip.
Source: Alien Isolation Forums