Studio leads and key devs explain the creation behind the hunter in this survival horror embracing "an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger." 'Never feel safe.'
We aren't totting around with muscles and laser cannons but wrenches and a heavily perspiring brow as Ripley's daughter, Amanda. We are very much on the endangered list.
Creative have purposely avoided bogging down the alien with scripted behaviour as that breaks the horror aspect they believe, with players able to predict its behaviour. Instead they let it 'do as it pleases' so encounters range from brief seconds to almost hour long terror-fests as players scramble. It uses its senses to hunt and kill you.
Alien: Isolation releases on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4 in Q4 2014.