Developer Creative Assembly has released the specifications required to play its upcoming Alien: Isolation title, a game fans of the franchise are hoping will prove a little more pleasing than Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines.
A survival horror title set fifteen years after the events of the original Alien film, Alien: Isolation casts the player as Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda in a bout of revisionism that may mean she never survives to become the grey-haired lady seen in the director's cut of sequel Aliens. Using the maxim of 'less is more,' the player is pitted against a single xenomorph but must also deal with the threat of an increasingly panicked populace as the creature's existence becomes known.
For those whose interest has been piqued by the above but who haven't upgraded in a while, there's some good news: the required system specifications are relatively modest. Creative Assembly claims the game will be entirely playable on a Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 430 or AMD Radeon HD 5550 or better, providing that the user has a 32-bit or 64-bit install of Windows 7 and 35GB of free hard drive space.
For those who want to crank the settings up, the recommended specifications are a 64-bit Windows 7 install running on an AMD Phenom II X4 955 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 - suggesting the game can make use of more than two cores, a pleasing trend in recent releases - with a 2GB AMD Radeon R9 200 Series or GeForce GTX 660 graphics card and 8GB of RAM.
More details of the title, which launches on the 7th of October, are available at the official website