Sega Are “Very Close” To Announcing Something VR, Possibly Alien: Isolation

MCV have spoken to Sega’s European boss Jurgen Post and he has revealed the company will entering the VR arena very shortly.

“VR has caught the whole company’s attention, we have a lot of VR kits in the office and people are playing with it. We are exploring ways to release games,” said Jurgen.

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“We’ve not announced anything, but we are very close to making an announcement. We did Alien: Isolation about three years ago on Oculus Rift, it was a demo that was bloody scary. To bring that back to VR would be a dream and dreams can come true,” he added.

Alien: Isolation was our horror game of 2014 and scored an impressive 9/10 in our review, although Peter did note “quite a lot of time is spent simply hiding in cupboards.”

Source: MCV

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  1. This is one of if not the most memorable games I’ve ever played. The feeling of dread when the Alien slinks down from a nearby roof vent, forcing you to dive into the nearest hiding place, is like nothing I have ever experienced in a game before. Thinking the coast is clear and cautiously emerging before scurrying right back when you hear the ping of the motion tracker. Fantastic. This game will take lives in VR.

    • Agreed. I honestly didn’t make it any further than the first encounter – in VR, I think it may make me actually cry.

      I miss films where they actually build tension via the imagination & what you don’t see, rather than going “here have a bunch of SFX” & leave nothing to your “far too young to be watching this” mind…

      • I went to see the new Blair Witch movie at the weekend and came away feeling exactly this. I don’t know what they’re teaching at film school these days but it sure as hell aint lessons in restraint. No subtlety whatsoever.

    • Having just picked up the game on sale, I’d agree it’s rather good. But goes on a bit long and has some really stupid flaws designed to keep you on the right path.

      You can’t even climb over a small suitcase. And that android lying on the ground you just know is going to grab you as you walk past? You can’t smash it to bits before it wakes up.

      But the rest of the game makes up for that. And it’s quite challenging, but then I’m playing it on hard and not killing any humans.

      Definitely pick it up on sale in the next 35 hours or so. (I think the sale runs until 11.59 tomorrow evening)

      • I’ve heard a few people mention the no jumping thing but it didn’t bother me one bit. I just figured that realistically your first instinct would be to run and/or hide. Most people wouldn’t leap over computer terminals or waste time climbing over debris in the corridor. It’s useless anyway. If the Alien see’s you you’re dead no matter what.

        I thought the androids were even more terrifying than the Alien. It doesn’t help that they’re not all hostile and part of the tension comes from not knowing if they are friendly or malfunctioning. The androids are pretty hard to kill anyway so attacking them in rest mode probably isn’t a good idea. I always tried to avoid them if possible whether they were friendly or not.

      • The androids are far too fragile. One zap with the stun baton or the EMP bomb thing and they just stand there while you hit them repeatedly.

        They also appear to be completely indestructible to other humans, which has benefits if you’re trying to avoid killing humans.

      • The no jumping thing REALLY hacked me off. This is game where you have to escape from an alien, would you really decide “Im going to make this easier for the alien to kill me by steadfastly NOT jumping, even though nipping over this knee high barrier would save my life”

    • It was incredible when the Alien suddenly dragged you up into the vents when you least expected it. Imagine looking up with PSVR on… :o)

  2. If that does happen then DAY ONE for me. Did not pre-order VR due to lack of info on subtitles only heard 50/50 and the headphones in the VR might not be comfortable for me. Luckily my cousin and my mate has it pre-ordered so will do a test/demo before deciding it.
    Love me Alien xD

  3. Wooooow…! Just seen this now and it sparks a lot of hopes… If that’s true, and it comes to PSVR, I will immediately order one or two.
    My. Best. Game. Experience. Ever. Nothing. Comes. Close.
    Waiting for the announcement…

  4. I am intrigued, Sega. Alien Isolation was the best Alien game i’ve played. Granted, it’s the only one i’ve played but it was fantastic. I should complete it at some point. Just kinda yet to play it through to the end. Usually another game decides it want to be played.

    VR Alien with one Xenomorph will be a code brown if they do it right. If they do it wrongly, it’ll just be crap.

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