Recent reports that Creative Assembly have been working on a sequel to 2014’s Alien: Isolation have been found to be untrue, Eurogamer reports.
The rumour which started propagating across the internet in recent days started on PlayStation Universe, and was picked up by several news sources, including popular Reddit and NeoGAF threads.
Sources close to Eurogamer have reported that despite this rumour, no work is currently being undertaken on a sequel to Alien: Isolation. Further to this, most of the team responsible for Alien Isolation no longer works at Creative Assembly.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz in 2015, Creative Assembly director Tim Heaton confirmed that “Alien: Isolation 2 is not out of the question’ but expressed concerns over the financial viability of a sequel, going on to say “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”.
Alien: Isolation received critical praise upon its release in 2014, featuring on many ‘best of’ lists for that year, and sold approximately 2,100,000 copies.