Alien: Isolation will be Single Player Only


The Official Alien: Isolation Twitter page, when responding to fan asking about the game’s potential multiplayer, confirmed the title to be a “first-person viewpoint, single-player game”. The tweet was followed by a flood of fans eagerly encouraging the lack of multiplayer, and praising The Creative Assembly for not including it.

Al Hope, creative lead for the project, discussed the lack of multiplayer in a recent interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, stating:

“It’s very much about a single player experience. We did think about [multiplayer], it’s not like we never considered it – and we had some pretty neat ideas around that. But for us the focus always was that single player experience.”

Hope had seemingly been talking more about a co-op mode, but the recent tweet confirms that their will be no multiplayer presence – competitive or cooperative – at all.

Frankly, this comes as quite a shock. Multiplayer games sell very well, and publishers love forcing developers to include multiplayer modes, even if single player sections suffer for it. A classic example of this is Dead Space 2, which Sega has actually compared the game to before, saying they hope it to be a “peer to Dead Space 2“. Maybe this can finally be the Dead Space Alien game we’ve always wanted.

Alien: Isolation will be releasing on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. No release dates have yet been announced.