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Alien: Isolation Officially Confirmed For Linux, Releasing On September 29th

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That's it folks, it's all official now. Alien: Isolation is coming to Linux next week, and it's going to scare you senseless.

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You can see the Feral Interactive mini-site for it here.

Minimum system requirements for Linux
2.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU
At least 4GB RAM
1GB or better graphics card
Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) or SteamOS.

The game requires an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better running Driver version 355.11 or better. Intel and AMD GPUs are not supported. A Steam account is required.

Alien: Isolation – The Collection will retail on Steam for US $59.99, £39.99 (inc. VAT) and €54.99 (inc. VAT).

Press release info below:
QuoteIn an original story set fifteen years after the film, players take on the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who seeks to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. Marooned aboard the stricken space station Sevastopol along with a few desperate survivors, players must stay out of sight, scavenge for resources and use their wits to survive as they are stalked by an ever-present, deadly Alien.

The labyrinthine Sevastopol is an incredibly detailed world that conceals hundreds of logs and hidden items which provide clues to the mystery behind the station’s catastrophic decline. As they explore, players will crawl through air vents, scope out hiding places, hack computer systems and deploy gadgets in a constant bid to outsmart the terrifying Alien, whose unpredictable, dynamic behavior evolves after each encounter.

Alien: Isolation – The Collection will include all DLC previously released for the game including two stand-alone missions set aboard Ellen Ripley’s ship the Nostromo, in which players become a member of the original crew and attempt to evade, contain, and ultimately escape the Alien. The Collection also includes five mission packs that add new maps, playable characters and challenges to Survivor and Salvage modes, outside the main story.

"The technology aboard the Sevastopol harks back brilliantly to the original film," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. "As players glance at the glowing interface of the motion tracker while desperately hoping the alien doesn't hear its bleeps, they'll experience the same creeping terror felt by the original crew of the Nostromo..."


It's easily one of my favourite horror games, and I'm not kidding you just how much this game scares me. We will have a full post on it when it's released. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Pecisk 22 Sep, 2015
Btw 355.11 or better is like bloating edge Nvidia binary driver. Some fancy compute shader stuff going on I will guess. Yeah, definitely won't run on anything else yet.
Samsai 22 Sep, 2015
Quoting: lucifertdarkNvidia should be allowed to buy them out.
Well, that would be great indeed. We'd be left with Intel and Nvidia for our graphics.
Eike 22 Sep, 2015
Quoting: PeciskBtw 355.11 or better is like bloating edge Nvidia binary driver. Some fancy compute shader stuff going on I will guess. Yeah, definitely won't run on anything else yet.

Wow, that's newer than even Debian experimental at the moment. Wonder if I'll have to install the driver manually for the first time in a very long period (if ever).
Corben 22 Sep, 2015
This game is so good! I already asked at their GamesCom booth back in 2014, if they will release a Linux version.

Finally my wishes come true :)

As soon as I heard about a possible Linux port, I decided to play the Addons/DLCs only on Linux. And that was a hard decision, as I really enjoyed playing the campaign on the other PC operating system :)

Thank you Creative Assembly, thank you Sega, thank you Feral!
wvstolzing 22 Sep, 2015
355.11 will be almost a month old by the time A: I releases
ricki42 22 Sep, 2015
Looking forward to this!
I'm a bit surprised that AMD isn't supported, wasn't there a line in a recent catalyst change log hinting at AMD support?
Anyway, my GTX 980ti is ready and already on 355.11.
edve98 22 Sep, 2015
Hell yeah!

But really, it is weird that it won't support AMD cards. The change log was the thing that pretty much confirmed it is coming to Linux.
mirv 22 Sep, 2015
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The problem isn't AMD.
I can predict this game will run poorly. I've lost interest in anything from Feral after seeing the quality of previous ports.
jsa1983 22 Sep, 2015
Quoting: edve98But really, it is weird that it won't support AMD cards. The change log was the thing that pretty much confirmed it is coming to Linux.

That's their punishment for breaking NDAs... ;P
Let's see if the game runs with radeonsi. I only (reluctantly) use Catalyst for a handful of games (Mordor: Shadows of middle earth, Dead Island main campaign and Dying Light). You know, there is only one piece of software which is scarier than SOMA and Alien: Isolation together... Catalyst.
sub 22 Sep, 2015
You might say I'm to blame for buying an AMD card, but still:

Isn't it embarrassing that almost all AAA-titles
come with the note "AMD not supported"? :S:
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