The big Alien: Isolation announcement the other day was that the developer had reunited the film’s original cast to create two pieces of DLC that were set on the Nostromo. The bad part of this was that to get them you had to pre-order the game, and to be sure you got both it had to be done at Gamestop. This got a few people understandably upset, that such an important piece of Alien content would be put behind the pre-order and store exclusivity wall. Today Sega clarified this and calmed many people’s fears by saying that both pieces of DLC will be available for everyone at some point. The statement is below:
I can confirm today that we do plan to release both Crew Expendable and Last Survivor at a later date
“It’s genuinely been great to see the reaction to The Crew Expendable and Last Survivor pre-order bonus content we announced yesterday and how excited you all are to re-experience those classic scenes from the original movie with our Alien. It’s been absolutely amazing for us at the Studio.
However, 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.”
Likely, the DLC will be available later but at a cost. This means that the pre-order method might still be the best way to get the full game experience, since both expansions come with the Gamestop version for free. However, if you were wanting to wait for reviews of the game before committing to a purchase, then this is great news.