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Why Alien: Isolation Lead Designer Favours The PS4 Version

Creative Assembly prefers the PS4 version of Alien: Isolation, and for a very interesting reason... (Alien: Isolation, Gary Napper, Industry, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

s8anicslayer  +   319d ago
Many devs like the DS4 as it really does add a whole lot more to the gameplay experience. As a gamer the only flaw I see is it's battery.
gamesTM_dom  +   319d ago
Having played the PS4 version of the game (woo!) in a dark room on my own (ahh!), I can confirm that it does actually add a lot to the game - probably the only time I've really noticed and enjoyed the lightbar. Best use od DS4 so far, no gimmick
DirtyMagician  +   319d ago
I quite liked the use of the lightbar during the Destiny beta, when your flashlight turned on, the lightbar increased in brightness. It was a nice little touch.

I like the sound of this along with the beeping that will come from the DS4 speaker.
MasterCornholio  +   319d ago
Don't forget the torch in Tomb Raider. That's also a really heat way to use the light bar. Anyways I hope the game is good cause I'm dying to play a good survival horror SciFi game.
BattleTorn  +   319d ago

Yeah, I found it to add immersion in Tomb Raider! +
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xHeavYx  +   318d ago
"My favourite version is the PS4 version – and I say that as a massive Microsoft fan – so to say the PS4 version is my favourite feels a bit weird"
Glad they are being honest
Cryptcuzz  +   318d ago
I love how devs are starting to use the light bar and built-in speakers of the DualShock4 controller in new and immersive ways.

I forgot what the name was, but it was the free PS Plus game, where the guy has a pink hand coming out of his head. In that game, it was neat how you can use the hand to grab onto other NPC's to hear the thoughts in their head. The voice in their head would come from the speakers on the controller. Small feature, but a feature that adds more immersion to the game.
ninsigma  +   318d ago

that's stick to the man you're talking about. Great game, I enjoyed that feature too.
BiggerBoss  +   319d ago
Yeah it's good to see that the so called "gimmicky" features of the Dualshock 4 can actually benefit games with a more immersive experience.
LazyGoron  +   319d ago
Agreed... design fits so snug in my hands. I am getting my blue beauty DS4 today :)
Destiny1080  +   319d ago
that paper game from gamescom they had a feature where the DS4 controlled a torch, that would be epic in a horror game
Gore-Content  +   319d ago
The Dualshock 4 is sensual!!
SilentNegotiator  +   318d ago
*Gives Gore-Content's Dualshock 4 an abuse hotline card*
Majin-vegeta  +   319d ago
I wish they would use the speaker on the PS4 remote to make the alien noise when was is near you :3.

@Chuk All in fun :P. http://youtu.be/iSAwnZW6Pu8
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lonelyplayer  +   319d ago
the speaker is one of the best features of the DS4
S2Killinit  +   319d ago
thats a cool idea actually. Some games are using the speaker and its awesome i have to say.
LordMaim  +   319d ago
What about for the tracker instead?

zsquaresoff  +   319d ago
I don't know about anybody else, but since i've started using DS4, my aiming has improved immensely.

Taking head shots is so much more easier to do than it was on DS3.
_FantasmA_  +   319d ago
It was already easy on the DS3, DS4 just makes them almost automatic! Just kidding I'm not that good but I do average about 4-6 headshots in a Killzone match.
Enemy  +   319d ago
My hype for this game is unhealthy.
Si-Fly  +   319d ago
Love the speaker in the PS4 controller but the light bar is pita, can see it reflect in the glass panel of my TV with the lights off.
Cryptcuzz  +   318d ago
Damn, do you game while standing up or have your TV leveled with where your sitting? Just asking, since my TV is slightly higher then where I sit to game on the bed (TV is wall mounted) and I never notice the reflection of the light bar.

If you do see it, I suggest holding down the PS button and go into adjust devices, from there, lower the light bar to dim.
Si-Fly  +   318d ago
Yup, already got it on a the lowest light setting, would just like an option to turn it off!!

Definitely sitting down lol! In front of a 55" screen.
swize  +   318d ago
cover it with masking tape lol
Cryptcuzz  +   318d ago
Yeah, it would be nice to have the option to turn it off completely, for games that do not use the light bar, just to get that much more out of the battery.

I can appreciate that.
typittt69  +   319d ago
I wasn't sure which version to get but thanks to that little feature now i know. Sounds really cool
Enemy  +   319d ago
Well, you could bet it's going to look better on PS4, as usual.
Predaking77  +   319d ago
I'm glad this Dev found a creative way to use the lightbar. I think I will get this game is the overall reviews are good.
S2Killinit  +   319d ago
nice to see that the developers are happy with PS4. Can't wait for some alien action.
system22  +   319d ago
ha thats actually a good use for that light. most of the time i hate it, but the usage here would be cool.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   319d ago
Love the Dualshock 4
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ViciousRev  +   318d ago
The question is not why, but why would they not?
DARK_SOLDIER101  +   318d ago
the reason the money !!!!!
shotime97  +   318d ago
I really enjoy gaming on my x1 but the one thing I love about the ps4 is the ds4 and the built-in speakers. it was vary cool to hear for the first time and never get's old.
lfc_4eva  +   318d ago
I say this as a massive gaming fan. The title of this article is truly clutching at straws.

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