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Creative Assembly 'confident' not including multiplayer in 'Alien: Isolation'

Creative Assembly confident that keeping 'Alien Isolation' single player is the right direction
Creative Assembly confident that keeping 'Alien Isolation' single player is the right direction
Creative Assembly confident that keeping 'Alien Isolation' single player is the right direction (photo via alienisolation.com)

The upcoming survival horror game Alien Isolation is and will remain a single player experience, and according to Jonathan Court, Senior Producer at Creative Assembly, that's the right decision for the game, developer, and players.

In an exclusive interview with Examiner, Court expressed that the team at Creative Assembly wanted to deliver a dedicated narrative and experiential story that would resonate with players, requiring the singular focus of the team. Court said of the team's mentality,

We wanted to focus all of our attention on delivering a fantastic single player experience.

When asked if excluding multiplayer might hamper the game, court replied with an emphatic no.

"No, we are very confident this is the correct decision." Court said. The fact that the game does not, and has not included a dedicated multiplayer component lends itself to the idea that the development has had a single focus, and that the game should be expected to deliver thrilling highs and lows upon release.

"We believe we have something really special here," Court added, "but creating it is very hard. We need to be able to concentrate all of our efforts on that."

Alien Isolation is set to terrify gamers to their core at a yet-to-be-disclosed date in 2014 for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

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