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Alien: Isolation is close to 15 hours long, says lead designer

Posted on June 18, 2014 AT 05:13am

The Creative Assembly has revealed that its upcoming Alien title, Alien: Isolation, will take players around 15 hours to complete.

“We’ve re-recorded large portions of the original score because obviously the film is only a couple of hours long,” Lead Designer, Gary Napper told PlayStation Access. ”Our game is close to 15 hours, really, so we need a lot of different music for a lot of different situations.”

Napper also shared a few details about how the game’s single Xenomorph will react to the player. “[The Alien] takes things into account like whether it’s seen you before, if it recognises you,” he explained. “We match that against the gameplay because very early we found we’d made this perfect killer, and if it found you every time and killed you there wasn’t much gameplay there.

“So we do things like, when it first sees you it turns and hisses, and if it hasn’t seen you before it tries to make out what you are. If you’re quick to go away then it’ll just search over where you’ve been and we extrapolate that out for the rest of the game and the other mechanics.”

You can read Chris Holzworth’s thoughts on the game from his hands-on time at E3 here.

Alien: Isolation is set to launch October 7 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: PlayStation Access
Via: Videogamer

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