Alien: Isolation Reimagined In Stunning Unreal Engine 5 Trailer
A new, unofficial trailer for Alien: Isolation has been released, showing what the game may have looked like were it created in Unreal Engine 5. The original survival-frightfulness game was released back in 2014 by designer Feral Interactive, and has since gone on to amass a dedicated fanbase. While this fanbase has been awaiting a sequel for the game, it doesn't appear to be forthcoming, although an Alien: Isolation portable game delivered in December of last year.
The past couple of months have been absolutely loaded up with fan-made projects in Unreal Engine 5. Epic Games' newest iteration of its popular games engine boasts considerable power, with advanced physics, lighting systems, and more. Gaming fans got to get a glimpse of this new engine late last year via The Matrix Awakens, a playable demo taking place in the realm of the famous Wachowski siblings' film franchise. The exciting capabilities of the engine have come from smaller sources as well, as there have been countless fan-made demos and animations that have used the platform to recreate and reimagine classic games. A video showing off what GTA: Vice City in Unreal Engine 5 would look like is a new example, yet games like Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, and Dino Crisis have also been reimagined in the engine.
Alien: Isolation is the latest game to get the fan-made Unreal Engine 5 treatment, as YouTube channel ENFANT TERRIBLE (via DualShockers) as of late shared a short video showing what this game-engine combo could seem to be. The video focuses mainly on the environments of this hypothetical game, showing areas like the cryo case room, prescription bay, and the MOTHER PC mainframe area. As expected, the clasp does wind up showing footage of what Xenomorphs themselves would seem to be in Unreal Engine 5.
ENFANT TERRIBLE is no stranger to these sorts of cutting edge demo videos, having pushed out the notable Cyberpunk 2077 Unreal Engine 5 reimagining just a couple of weeks ago. Alien: Isolation may be a particularly good fit for this sort of upgrade, as a game is as much about atmosphere and visual design as it is about gameplay or narrative. Just like ENFANT TERRIBLE's different videos, this Alien: Isolation cut doesn't represent a playable game, yet it is an interesting possibility to consider.
Apparently Unreal Engine 5 will be a definitive part of the following chapter of gaming history. A great deal of developers both of all shapes and sizes have switched to the engine for their next projects, and what has been shown of the engine so far looks very promising. Perhaps Alien: Isolation fans will get the sequel they've been waiting for someday, one inherent Unreal Engine 5.