Creative Assembly conquered the hearts of computer gamers around the world with the Total War series and recently managed to repeat its success with Alien: Isolation. Although it is the first time the company approached the first-person shooter genre, players are enthusiastic about the title.
Last week, after the release of AMD's latest version of Catalyst drivers, 15.9, observant users spotted Alien: Isolation among the lines from the changelog. The game briefly appeared in a Steam list as well, which flared numerous assumptions about the future development of the title.
What happened was that AMD accidentally revealed the porting of the game on Linux and Mac OS ahead of time. On Sept. 22, Feral Interactive made the official announcement, proving rumors to be true.
"We are all living on borrowed time," Feral Interactive said.
Alien: Isolation - The Collection contains all previously released DLCs, including two stand-alone missions set aboard Nostromo. Additional goodies are five mission packs that bring new maps, playable characters and challenges to "Survivor" and "Salvage" modes, apart from the main story. Sneaking, scavenging and constant improvisation are essential survival tools in the xenomorph-infested universe.
"Never, ever drop your guard: you are being stalked by the ultimate killer. Evade and outwit this unpredictable enemy in a survival horror game soaked in the terrifying atmosphere of the classic 1979 sci-fi film Alien," Feral posted on their webpage.
For Linux, Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64bit) or SteamOS, 2.6 GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 35GB storage room, 1GB graphics card, keyboard and mouse. The GPU should be NVIDIA 600 series or better that has driver version 355.11 or better.
For Mac, Mac OS X 10.10.4, 2.0 GHz Intel processor, 4GB RAM, 35GB storage space, 1GB graphics card and keyboard.
For a memorable gameplay experience on Linux, it is preferable that your gaming system has Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64bit), SteamOS or higher, 2.6 GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 35GB storage room, 2GB GPU and gamepad. It requires an NVIDIA 700 series or better that runs driver version 355.11 or better.
For Mac, Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher, 2.8 GHz Intel processor, 8GB RAM, 35GB storage space, 2GB graphics card and gamepad.
Important notes: For all configurations, a Steam account is mandatory. Also, AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported, meaning that owners of the brands will get no support from Feral. On systems that contain Intel or AMD graphic cards, playing the game will be tricky but not impossible.
The Mac and Linux versions of Alien: Isolation will be on Steam on Sept. 29.