Sega are seriously looking at adding VR support to their franchises, and one of the greatest survival horror games ever made – Alien: Isolation – is on the potential upgrade list.
Speaking to MCV about virtual reality and plans for the future Sega’s Jurgen Post had the following to say:
“VR has caught the whole company’s attention […] We have a lot of VR kits in the office and people are playing with it. We are exploring ways to release games. We’ve not announced anything, but we are very close to making an announcement. We did Alien: Isolation about three years ago on Oculus Rift, it was a demo that was bloody scary. To bring that back to VR would be a dream and dreams can come true.
Of course, horror games and VR are a perfect fit; The very nature of putting on a headset and blocking out the real world, complete with its comforts and distractions, can be both hugely immersive and isolating – an environment in which horror tropes thrive.
You say dreams, Jurgen, I say nightmares. That game gave me enough trouble on the PS4, with the lights on, in 10 minute bursts. I just don’t think i’ll cope.