Feral Interactive has posted bad news regarding Alien: Isolation on Linux. The day we are supposed to enjoy it on Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular has been postponed, and it is unknown when it will officially see the light of day.
Alien: Isolation was initially developed by Creative Assembly, Responsible for the famous Total War saga and for which they created a graphics engine from scratch. Feral Interactive is in charge of managing the game’s portability process, which, we insist, should have come out today.
The developers of Feral interactive have announced that, although the delay eventually occurred, they waited until the last moment to try to keep the dates of Alien: Isolation intact. This game is distributed digitally, and they were probably working on fixing the problem until there was no hope left. In the opinion the error could not be fixed that has been creating headaches for the guys at Feral Interactive, and that’s what has caused the change in dates.
Feral Interactive released the system requirements yesterday and they were not that high. The problem is that the game does not support Intel and AMD GPUs. This is interesting, as AMD had an entry in the latter driver Catalyst on Alien: Isolation.
Statements by Feral Interactive to players:
Sorry to bring bad news, but Alien: Isolation – The Collection for Mac and Linux has been delayed due to an issue affecting both platforms, and will not be released today. We promise to launch games only once our high performance standards are reached. We need a little more time to make sure Alien: Isolation does.
And because the “problem” affects the two platforms the game is brought to, perhaps has to do with something external to AMD, After all. This means that today Ubuntu gamers will not tremble with fear playing alone at home, at night and in the dark, and that we will have to wait a little longer.