It looks like Alien: Isolation developer Creative Assembly might be working with VR again. And no, we don’t mean for Alien: Isolation VR.
Last week the UK-based developer, best known for its Total War series, offered a behind the scenes glimpse at its work on a new first-person shooter (FPS) IP. The video is basically a recruitment tool, showing off some mo-cap and lots of people working at their desks. More importantly, though, one developer can be seen wearing an Oculus Rift at one point in the footage.
Take a glimpse behind the scenes with the CA team working on our brand-new FPS IP.
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) October 15, 2019
A New Creative Assembly VR Game?
Is this a tease for VR support for its new game? It’s quite possible, though none of the job listings for the studio right now require VR experience. They do, however, outline that the game will be a tactical shooter set in a new franchise. We reached out to the developer for clarification on the VR front, but never heard back.
While it is possible that this tease confirms VR support, it could also be something else. For example, the studio yesterday shared a look at one of its artists using VR to concep.
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) October 21, 2019
It’s very possible that that’s what was happening in the video, too. VR isn’t just great for playing games but building them too; with plenty of apps offering intuitive means of 3D modeling and animation. If we had to bet, we’d say this is what’s being shown in the video.
Still, we’ve got our fingers crossed that there’s more to this story. Creative Assembly famously worked on a VR demo of Alien: Isolation for the Oculus Rift DK2 to be shown at events. Official support sadly never materialized, though there is a robust mod. Even to this day, fans still hope to see official support implemented into the game.
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