- Jurassic Park: Survival might mimic Alien: Isolation’s terrifying gameplay and tension, as suggested by the XboxEra Podcast.
- The game’s announcement trailer hints at survival mechanics similar to Alien: Isolation, with players having to outsmart and escape dangerous dinosaurs.
- The influence of Alien: Isolation on the game can be seen in the announcement trailer, claims on the XboxEra Podcast, and details on the game’s official website.
The upcoming Jurassic Park: Survival game from developer Saber Interactive might take a few pages out of Alien: Isolation‘s playbook with its approach to gameplay. Some have begun to speculate about the potential for the new Jurassic Park game to mirror Alien: Isolation‘s terrifying gameplay and atmospheric tension, with the former being highlighted by the XboxEra Podcast and other sources.
Jurassic Park: Survival was initially announced during The Game Awards 2023 earlier in December. It was presented with a pre-rendered teaser trailer showcasing some gripping moments that transpire after the events of the original 1993 Jurassic Park film. The footage follows protagonist Dr. Maya Joshi, who has failed to excavate Isla Nublar, evading dinosaurs through several different environments. Some moments in the trailer considerably replicate iconic scenes from the 1993 film, including the encounter with a raptor in the kitchen. While the trailer presents some alpha in-game footage toward the end, it gives players a solid idea of what to expect regarding gameplay and story.
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With the announcement trailer offering players a glimpse into the world of Jurassic Park: Survival, some have started to suggest that the game’s survival mechanics will closely resemble those of Alien: Isolation. Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb appeared on the XboxEra Podcast alongside Jon Clarke (Sikamikanico) and Nick Baker (Shpeshal Nick) of the XboxEra Team to speculate during the “Rumourmill” segment of the show. In it, Grubb claims that the new Jurassic Park game will be going for something similar to Alien: Isolation after watching and confirming the announcements at The Game Awards 2023. They only discuss this for less than a minute within the 2-plus hour podcast, though Grubb states that the information is “pretty obvious” to see regarding Jurassic Park: Survival‘s announcement trailer.
While Saber Interactive hasn’t commented on the possible inspirational threads that weave Jurassic Park: Survival together, players can look to the official Survival website for additional context. With players controlling Dr. Maya Joshi, they’ll explore an island with “reactive wildlife” where they must “outsmart, escape, and interact” with the game’s dangerous dinosaurs. The setup sounds incredibly close to the horrors from Alien: Isolation, where players must outwit the Xenomorph while navigating through sensitive environments.
To clarify, that Jurassic Park game, [Saber Interactive] really are going for Alien: Isolation with that. That should be pretty obvious by what we saw but, like, that’s the goal with that game…”
Players might get into some familiar horror territory with the announcement trailer, Grubb’s claims on the XboxEra Podcast, and the details outlined on Jurassic Park: Survival‘s website. Alien: Isolation‘s influence on gaming in recent years can be closely examined by exploring other titles, like Lunar Software’s Routine and No Code’s Observation. Fans of the Jurassic Park games will have a lot to look forward to as Saber Interactive develops the new title. There is no release date for the game yet.