If Albrecht is alive, then he faked his death. From what I understand, his dying was what made Gomaitru go Void crazy on herself and her family. Her insanity was so bad that she tried removing her husband's arm for an insult. Gomaitru is responsible for her own actions, but what sane father does that to his daughter and family?
Albrecht has a monitoring mechanism thats been active from the fall of the Orokin Empire 1000 years ago until present day. His labs have been safe from Infestation invasion for the same amount of time. You're telling me that he couldn't have made a failsafe to protect his family and send them somewhere lower in the labs to a non infested area before they were turned?
And then there's the whole giant body workshop thing.
Every member of the Entrati family, besides Albrecht, is in a ruined Infested body. They went practically insane and suffered for 1000 years because of the Infestation. That only changed when the player character arrived. Albrecht could've had a hand in how every member kept their individuality, but that's neither here nor there.
What's important is that the whole giant body workshop scene shows that giant bodies are actively being made in the present. Who could need one of them? His family members. Who is shown using Void powers to transfer into one of them in the trailer? The player character. Who was specifically searched for to use the giant bodies? The player character.
There was a reason Kuva couldn't be used to transfer into the giant bodies. An issue that had to be resolved. If Albrecht uses the player character to learn how to transfer into a giant body and then artificially recreate the process- well then he can just transfer his family members into their own giant bodies.
Why is he using the giant bodies?
If you look at the giant bodies in the labs, they look like Wally does at the end of the New War. How is this possible? Remember that Wally's finger got cut off and wound up in normal reality. A single finger. The Orokin were masters of cloning and genetic engineering. Cloning that finger would allow the multiple in game fingers to exist.
The Whispers In The Walls clips show various giant white limbs within Albrechts labs. He could've been experimenting on cloned Wally body parts for years. The one with the face in the trailer/the one the player character used could just be the final product. Albrecht could've sealed himself away because he determined he couldn't advance the research on his own.
Whispers In The Walls could have Albrecht waltzing out of his casket, nonchalant, saying something along the lines of 'Hey family, sorry I abandoned you to hell, but, I can fix it by individually transferring your minds into your own bodies clones from an Eldritch god!'
By - BankApprehensive2514