While the saying may be "in space, no one can hear you scream", in VR your screams might end up annoying everyone in the vicinity.

But that might not deter Sega, which is considering getting into the VR race – starting with Alien: Isolation.

In an interview with MCV, Sega Europe head Jurgen Post went into detail about the avenues the company is exploring.

"We did Alien: Isolation about three years ago on Oculus Rift," said Post.

"It was a demo that was bloody scary. To bring that back to VR would be a dream and dreams can come true.

"VR has caught the whole company’s attention," Post added.

"We have a lot of VR kits in the office and people are playing with it. We are exploring ways to release games. We’ve not announced anything, but we are very close to making an announcement."

In Gameplanet's review of Alien: Isolation, James Cullinane awarded a score of 8/10, noting that the game "expertly captures the look and feel of the Alien universe", while featuring an alien which "creates a unique survival horror gameplay experience".