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Is Alien: Isolation hoping to court the Twitch crowd?

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After showing at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, the developers behind Alien: Isolation discovered a new possibility for the claustrophobic sci-fi endeavour, Creative Assembly creative lead Al Hope tells Polygon. The game has the potential to draw in large numbers of people who don't just want to play Alien: Isolation, but want to watch the game being played, he tells us, adding that the team is hoping this means connecting with the audiences of Twitch and YouTube.

While he wouldn't comment on whether the team has plans to partner with Twitch to see the full potential of game streaming, Hope suggests the interest is already there for gamers. According to the developer, the team had experienced huge numbers of fans queueing just to watch the game played over screens during Comic Con last month,

Alien: Isolation, due to release on Oct. 7, is set 15 years after the events of the original film. It is the story of Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother. Alien: Isolation's story takes place on the space station Sevastopol.

Alien: Isolation will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more see Polygon's preview of the game from E3 2014.