Alien: Isolation’s Developer’s Diary Highlights the Importance of Sound

on April 6, 2014 11:27 AM

Anyone can tell you the most important element of a game isn’t the special effects or the graphics (yeah it helps) but it all comes down to the sound. Sound is what helps create a game’s atmosphere; it gives it its tone. Without the proper use of sound, characters and their actions just fall flat.

According to The Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation without sound, there just isn’t a game; especially for a survival horror story. In their latest developer diary the team explains in depth the just how important it was to get the sound just right.

As detailed in the video below, the developers worked with original sound recordings and musicians from the first film to blend perfectly with all new sound mixes and levels of intensity.

Alien: Isolation will release for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7th.

Attune your ears and check out the video below.

 /  Staff Writer
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