Despite myself, I ended up really enjoying Alien: Isolation. It was needlessly hard and ludicrously protracted, but it had charm and love oozing from every pore. It was a breath of fresh air for a franchise that couldn't have had a worse reputation in gaming going in.
That is why I am quite pleased that a sequel to the game is being discussed. Speaking to AVPGalaxy, the game's lead game designer, Gary Napper revealed that a sequel is being discussed within the studio frequently.
The plot for a sequel is a daily topic in the studio sometimes. People have their own ideas for where it should go, our writers have some solid concepts and yes, we do have a great opportunity to continue her story.
While Napper didn't let on too much about what the sequel would contain, he did say that the tone would be more in-keeping with the first game and avoiding the Aliens pitfall.
I think the action oriented "Aliens" style game is very different from what Isolation is. If we made a sequel I would like to stick to the same terrifying single Alien approach but do more with the environment and interactivity within it.
It isn't yet clear how well Alien: Isolation did financially, or whether Sega would want to go with another survival horror next with the franchise, but I think they would be crazy not too. They are surfing on a wave of fan positivity and it seems silly to go in another direction after carving out the most distinct Alien game, perhaps ever. A sequel that irons out the kinks of the first could be a really powerful experience. Here's hoping.