A sequel to Alien: Isolation is ‘not out of the question’ but nor is it a high priority, according to a recent Sega interview.
Jurgen Post, COO of Sega Europe, told GamesIndustry.biz that the company were disappointed with the sales performance of the Creative Assembly-developed first game, which has sold 2.1 million copies to date. “I think the genre just didn’t shine with an audience that would let us break out,” Post admitted.
Despite that, Sega felt “really happy” at the end of development after “sweat[ing] blood” for the game. When questioned on a possible sequel, Post remained cautious while still giving fans of the survival title a glimmer of hope for the future:
“Alien: Isolation 2 is not out of the question, because we’re so proud of it and there’s possibly more to be said. But do we really want to be spending very significant amounts of money, and getting close to break-even or just about in the black? That’s not where Sega wants to be, when we have a brilliant portfolio of other games that do great business.”
Alien: Isolation received mixed to positive reviews upon its release a year ago this week.