Creative Assembly has addressed concerns over the recently-unveiled DLC for Alien: Isolation — entitled the Nostromo Edition — which was originally exclusive to those who pre-order the game. However, in response to fan feedback, the studio has announced that the extra content will be available to all users “at a later date.”
In an official statement, Sega was quick to taper the community backlash:
“Some of you have been asking if the two pieces of content are only available through pre-order or if we’ll be releasing them at a later date as well. So, I can confirm today that we do plan to release both Crew Expendable and Last Survivor at a later date and we’ll have more details for you guys on that shortly.”
Essentially, the expansion — or Crew Expendable — reunites the ragtag crew of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 film — including Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright and of course, Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver — within the hulls of the doomed Nostromo. With a Xenomorph on their tails, players will be tasked with luring the galaxy’s apex predator into the airlock across two distinct missions.
At this time, it’s unclear how long players who don’t pre-order Alien: Isolation will have to wait until the content within the Nostromo Edition becomes available to all, or if the bonus gameplay will be free upon launch. Although, given that Creative Assembly’s first-person scarefest is due to release in October, let’s hope that this DLC pack doesn’t slip to 2015 for those unwilling to buy ahead of time.
Alien: Isolation is pegged to release across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on October 7th, 2014. And, to gain a gist of what all this fuss is about, you can check out the reveal trailer below: