Alien: Isolation is one of the few, truly scary first-person horror games in recent years. Yet, It wasn’t always going to be a first-person survival horror experience.

At some point in development Creative Assembly toyed with the idea of a 3rd person Alien game.

The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it just goes to show that games can alter dramatically during their development process.

From the gameplay demo presented below, it seems creative assembly were aiming for something more in the style of Resident Evil, Dead Space and Silent Hill with the 3rd person perspective.

“The difference between first and third [person] was extraordinary. The third person felt like an Alien game, which is cool. But the first person felt like Alien,” creative director Alistair Hope said, according to GameInformer.

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