For those of you who have been waiting with bated breath to play this gritty horror (yeah, this is not the Alien game you have seen so far) Alien Isolation on the current gen platform, there’s some good news from the developers.
Gary Napper, creative assembly game designer confirmed that the title will easily run at 1080p on both consoles with near identical frame rates and will not have any significant differences in graphic quality as well. This comes as a welcome relief because almost every title that got released so far fueled the console wars, with fans fighting over their favorite platform’s superiority over the other. But, if the Aliens game could deliver something on the middle grounds without compromising on the overall quality, it not only depicts that Playstation 4 and Xbox One sport almost similar hardware but if the game developers could do a good job with the engine, it is possible to deliver an optimal experience as well.
Building a Core Game
Sharing his views about the game development, Gary Napper said, “It’s something that I would not get into because Alien Isolation was built on one central engine and later moved into different platform versions. The core content will remain the same and we didn’t make it specific to any console. Besides, as a designer, all I could think of, during the development, was on ways to make use of the features that each platform offers. For Playstation 4, we can make use of its different mechanics such as the light on the PS4 pad while Xbox One has Kinect 2.0 which can provide an immersive experience to the title. I focused on that instead of trying to meddle with the actual game.”
One of the usual occurrences these days is when you buy a game and then see it run with better graphics or frame rates in a friend’s console. The differences are sometimes high which annoys players to a great extent. But, the team of Alien Isolation confirms that the game looks pretty much the same on all platforms, except maybe for the PC version. “Obviously, there are plenty of options to tweak and scale up for the PC version because of the wide range of hardware that it offers,” adds Napper.
A New Alien
The Alien Isolation can comfortably be said to be a game that is a reboot for the franchise, in the gaming industry. The series was long lost because of mediocre and lackluster titles that developers came up with. It may no longer be the case, because the new game takes a different approach, the same that director Ridley Scott took in his first movie. Aliens are scarier this time; your weapons can’t blow them up that easy and it’s most probably going to be a thrilling adventure rather than being action packed. Initial previews and game play demos have evoked positive response from most critics that justify the potential the game has. It launches on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this fall.
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