Sega’s Alien Isolation game was generally we received but some players, myself included, have found the cinematic cut scenes were dropping frames and juddering when played. The good news is that as of today a new patch is available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“We understand that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players have been experiencing issues in-game with the playback of cutscenes,” posted Creative Assembly. “We have been working hard on identifying the issue and are now ready to release patch 1.1 which should improve playback on both machines.”
The patch has been issued “in direct response to requests from our community of players who felt the cutscenes were affecting their enjoyment of the game.” The official forums were packed full of people reporting the problem, it is slightly odd that the patch will “improve” the playback rather than fix it.
Creative Assembly also say they are “working on bringing an update to fix a number of other in-game issues and will announce distribution dates as soon as possible.”
UPDATE: Creative Assembly say the juddering was caused by “a slight difference between retail units and the machines on which the game was developed and tested.”
It also appears that the patch may be causing some problems of its own, “We’re aware that some people are experiencing a problem with the new patch on PS4. We’re looking into the problem and hope to have an update shortly,” posted a member of the CA staff.
Source: Alien Isolation Forums