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New Alien Game in Development for PC & Consoles!

FoxNext Games have announced today that a new shooter game set in the Alien universe is in the works for PC and consoles! FoxNext themselves were formed only last year. You might be familiar with them – they were already making various virtual reality games.

We reported last year that they were supposed to be making a multiplayer Alien virtual reality game, possibly for theme parks. Today, FoxNext have announced they have acquired Cold Iron Studios from games publisher Perfect World Entertainment who have experience in making online multiplayer games.

Games president of FoxNext Games, Aaron Loeb said: “I am a personal fan of Cold Iron’s previous work, and all of us at FoxNext Games are thrilled to be working with them as they create an action-packed persistent world, steeped in the mysteries of this beloved ‘Alien’ universe,”

Cold Iron Studios CEO Craig Zinkievich Zinkievich added: “Our background in building online worlds and taking established franchises to the next level in interactive entertainment is a precise fit with [FoxNext’s] product road map ahead.”

 New Alien Game in Development for PC & Consoles!

Cold Iron Studios is developing a new Alien game!

Cold Iron Studios was founded in 2015 by CEO Craig Zinkievich, CTO Shannon Posniewski, and creative director Matt Highison, and its 25 employees are all joining FoxNext Games. Members of their development team have worked on many past titles including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Metroid Prime 3, Bioshock Infinite, Doom and Borderlands. No other details were released about the new Alien game but it’s pretty much assumed that it will be an online multiplayer shooter given the developer’s background.

What is also striking this time, is that the games in the series have finally moved away from publisher Sega who had an exclusive license to publish and develop them since 2006. We last got the superb survival-horror game Alien Isolation back in 2014, before that the ill-fated Aliens: Colonial Marines in 2013 and Aliens vs. Predator in 2010. We could be many years away from this title though but at least something is finally happening on the game’s front after all these years of waiting.

Thanks to Moosh89, Rayden02, Mike and Jesse Cobb for the tip. Keep a close eye on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on the upcoming Aliens game! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien and Predator fans on our forums!



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  1. EVIL the PREDATOR
    Anyone seen or heard of the game scorn ? That for me is what a new alien game should play and feel like , it should feel "alien" .
    I'm sort of tired of playing the same  sh** again and again . Honestly I know you might not agree, but hasn't the bug hunt become a bit stale . Isolations alien was excellently executed , but it's been done now , and I honestly think Engineers have a story to be told and it needs to be fleshed out . A video game is a good platform to do that . We have never seen them in video game form barring isolation . And yes the cod dogs were exactly what I had in mind corporal hicks when I wrote that  ;) I'm down as playing as alien itself or an engineer, but please no more running around with guns !
  2. D. Compton Ambrose
    Makes you wonder if it's going for an original story or another retread of the ripley saga. I honestly hope not. The comics had great original ideas, they should get some inspiration from those. Or well, just make a good game.

    Anyone remember Crucible?
    Of course. While it isn't a sequel to Isolation, it doesn't have to be directly connected but they should at least make some references to it, and do an aesthetically-similar take regarding environment and the player/NPC interaction with/in it.
  3. WanderingRonin
    Makes you wonder if it's going for an original story or another retread of the ripley saga. I honestly hope not. The comics had great original ideas, they should get some inspiration from those. Or well, just make a good game.

    Anyone remember Crucible?
  4. EVIL the PREDATOR
    Not everyone goes along with the prequels.. Space jockeys were well established by dark horse and other media before the prequels came out.. (which were terrible might I just add)
  5. EVIL the PREDATOR
    @ D. Compton ... ENGINEERS..Little is known of this race. The principal theory of their connection to the Xenomorphs, which was mentioned briefly by Ridley Scott in his director's commentary for the first Alien DVD, is that the Engineer's Ship in Alien was a "bomber" and that they used them as biogenic weapons to fight an ancient war against an unknown foe. There is some evidence to support this, such as the Xenomorph's biomechanical nature. Xenomorph Eggs were believed to be used as "bombs" on an enemy planet and then the Xenomorphs would proceed to kill the entire population as they spawned......  I rest my case !
  6. Still Collating...
    I'm just so excited that there is finally a new game on the horizon. I like that it's going to have multiplayer, since the last game, Alien Isolation, was singleplayer only, though I'd definitely like there to be more great sinlgeplayer only entries in the future of the franchise. I wouldn't mind, like others here have mentioned, if it was similar to Natural Selection 2, though I'll take anything if the quality is on par. In these few pages we see how hard it is to please everyone, so many completely different ideas are up in the air. I wish the studio all the luck and hope for quality and that they take care of the franchise.
  7. EVIL the PREDATOR
    What if they made a game about the space jockeys , and their quest to rid the galaxy of humanity ? Sort of a sci if war game,  Aliens as weapons you can use sounds cool for a video game . Also throw some predator canon in there , So you are not invincible and I think we would have a good game on our hands if done right , also keep the scope on par with no mans sky ( only better!!!)
  8. prototypeXIII
    Finally! Lets hope this one isn't a bomb.  Really wish we had a successful (popular AVP game). 2010 isnt that bad, the lack of support however is what killed the game.  Removing the Aliens/Predator/AVP universe from the clutches of sega will be a large boon.
  9. Rabbit2100
    What if it's set after the events of resurrection? There have to be other ships with crews like the Betty, gettin into all kinds of space pirate hijinks, fighting against some marine soldier types, also there's xenomorphs.
  10. EVIL the PREDATOR
    I hope it has the same attention to detail isolation but with a much bigger scope .. also I think we should have the ability to kill the Xenos because it was way too stressful to play for me . Or better still make it a true alien game , in the sense of playing the iconic beast himself through the various stages of his evolution . I'm just tired of playing a man with a gun in every game that comes out .
  11. Apollo
    Whatever this game turns out to be I'd like to see something that isn't just locked down to 'Aliens' , maybe something that covers the entire series in different ways. Not just a multiplayer shooter involving the USCM. These guys had a hand in Star Trek Online right?  what if they did not an MMO as such, but a game community based and allows you to travel and explore LV-426 and Fury 161, dock at Sevastopol for supplies , gateway station in Earths orbit, discover the engineers and harvest the " Black Goo" , see planets and ideas that we never ever got to see in the movies.
    Actually reading that back , it does sound a little MMO..... but man the Alien Universe has so much depth that it deserves to be explored.
  12. Scorpio
    Quote
    Although there's little in the way of concrete information regarding the studio's new Alien project, intended for release on PC and consoles, it will apparently "explore areas of the universe that fans haven't gotten to experience".

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-01-17-fox-buys-developer-cold-iron-studios-to-begin-work-on-a-new-alien-shooter

    According to eurogamer, "explore areas of the universe that fans haven't gotten to experience", this does not sound like Colonial Marines to me.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Aliens Online, if anyone remembers it, was kinda like battlefield but no flags. This would be awesome if done right



    I played some of Aliens Online offline a good few years back. I still have the game files but I don't believe it works anymore.

    I'll be honest , I think it's cool a new game is coming out , but isn't it time a new concrete jungle styled predator game , comes out. Predator seems perfect for a open world hunting game . Why hadn't that happened . The last time we seen an official predator only game was back on the ps2 , why is he being neglected for so long ?

    Completely agree. We've overdue for a Predator-only game. Still waiting for my open-galaxy game.
  14. EVIL the PREDATOR
    I'll be honest , I think it's cool a new game is coming out , but isn't it time a new concrete jungle styled predator game , comes out. Predator seems perfect for a open world hunting game . Why hadn't that happened . The last time we seen an official predator only game was back on the ps2 , why is he being neglected for so long ?
  15. Seegson
    The División is now better than ever, as a co-op experience in a believable and persistent world, its really good. The enemies on The Division are pretty the same every time...so adding Aliens and WY stuff on the mix should be easy to this kind of gameplay.
  16. Seegson
    Persistent Universe =/= arena

    Destiny have different enemies and final bosses, i see this product more like a mmo....some guys on Cold Iron have experience on mmos

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55115a45e4b05578a4296d3b/t/556c7b8de4b0b3bb3fade2c7/1433172894842/colbert-facepalm.gif?format=500w
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    What i mean is : if they are talking about persistent universe, they are not talking about online arenas like Alien Online or Overwatch
    The game will be a classic mmo , or something like Destiny or The Division
  17. Jekku
    I really would like to see a successful 1st/3rd person shooter that pits colonial marines against xenomorphs.  I know we've seen it before but it hasn't been done really well since AVP2.  I'd like to see a Left 4 Dead-esque game if possible.  I'm even okay with loot crates as long as they are cosmetics and the game is frequently updated by the devs.  After Gearbox's Colonial Marines, my expectations are extremely low.
  18. JokersWarPig
    I just want class based, objective oriented multiplayer. Each class would have different weapons/abilities, but classes would be limited in numbers per section or squad, and since the average section is made up of 8-10 guys it could look like this.

    Support [x2]: Armed with a smartgun/LMG with a pistol,
    Rifleman [x4]: Armed with Pulserifles/assault rifles, pistol, welder and grenades,
    Pointman [x2]: Armed with shotguns/carbines, pistol, motion trackers, welders
    Technician [x1]: Armed with SMGs, sentry turrets, hacking tool
    Medic [x1]: Armed with Carbines/Machine Pistols, medical bag

    Only thing I'd change is giving the Pointman access to the Flamethrower in addition to the shotgun. It's not Aliens with out the flamethrower.

    If this were to be multiplayer only (which I hope not but I'll take anything) I'd honestly hope it was like Dead Space 2's multiplayer but with a class system for the marines. Give each map it's own narrative with objectives for the marines to accomplish and the Aliens have to stop them by killing them or completing their own counter objective.
    I loved how Dead Space 2's multiplayer played and I think it'd work great for an Aliens themed game.


  19. PVTDukeMorrison
    I just want class based, objective oriented multiplayer. Each class would have different weapons/abilities, but classes would be limited in numbers per section or squad, and since the average section is made up of 8-10 guys it could look like this.

    Support [x2]: Armed with a smartgun/LMG with a pistol,
    Rifleman [x4]: Armed with Pulserifles/assault rifles, pistol, welder and grenades,
    Pointman [x2]: Armed with shotguns/carbines, pistol, motion trackers, welders
    Technician [x1]: Armed with SMGs, sentry turrets, hacking tool
    Medic [x1]: Armed with Carbines/Machine Pistols, medical bag
  20. Apollo


    I believe it's Fox that would own the rights to do a sequel if they decided to.


    Ahh It's most probably this. Lets hope its THIS. That ending to Isolation deserves to be continued on.
  21. Corporal Hicks
    So I suppose it is safe to assume that any hope of a sequel to Alien: Isolation have gone out the window?


    I'm not entirely sure how it works but if Sega have lost the Alien IP then does that mean that they have lost the the Alien Isolation rights? or because they published it do they still retain them? or does it fall on to Creative Assembly? or even onto the new IP holders?
    My point being is it possible for it to be picked up again for a sequel at some point in the future?

    I believe it's Fox that would own the rights to do a sequel if they decided to.

    TO DEVELOPERS:  Please add predators as playble race too. And ignore last two avp movies. Look at avp2 game that was the best avp game!  :'(  :'(  :'(

    No, this is an alien-only game.  Not avp.  (though i would like a new avp eventually, but I need a truly great Alien(s) game 1st!)

    We've had a truly great Alien game with Isolation but we are in need of a fantastic multiplayer game!!

    We've already had a great Alien game.  What we need is a great standalone Predator game.

    Also this. Still want my open-galaxy Predator game!
  22. Asian
    TO DEVELOPERS:  Please add predators as playble race too. And ignore last two avp movies. Look at avp2 game that was the best avp game!  :'(  :'(  :'(
  23. Apollo
    So I suppose it is safe to assume that any hope of a sequel to Alien: Isolation have gone out the window?


    I'm not entirely sure how it works but if Sega have lost the Alien IP then does that mean that they have lost the the Alien Isolation rights? or because they published it do they still retain them? or does it fall on to Creative Assembly? or even onto the new IP holders?
    My point being is it possible for it to be picked up again for a sequel at some point in the future?
  24. Chris!(($$))!
    Please a game with similar gameplay to "Natural selection 2".

    Asymmetric gameplay.
    2 teams : Xeno vs Marines.
    Goal Marines : Destroy the Alien Hive.
    Goal Aliens :. Destroy the APC.

    Secondary goal : Control the most ressource point..
    In alien, the ressource point generate a small hive with host.
    In Marines, the ressource point generate a small camp with munition and fortification.

    The resources allow leaders (Queen and officer) to unlock upgrade skill.

    My dream alien game.




    YES. My only complaint with Natural Selection 2 is that the controls can be wonky at the action plays like Counterstrike. But its been a while since I played that game.
  25. PsyKore
    I really will be disappointed if this turns out to be a game That relies and focus’ on online and multiplayer. I like me some single player action.

    Pleased to get some game news though.

    if you think anyone actually cares about single player anymore, then your in for a rude awakening. :(

    Very few developers actually care about Single Player.

    Very few gamers actually care about single player.

    Considering the fact that most people responding to this dont have a problem with another online multiplayer shooter, doesn´t make it any easier.

    I am a Singleplayer lover myslef but your almost considered an outcast for actually enjoying singleplayer games. I dont play many multiplayer games at all because i think its boring (running around shooting at others, die, respawn....repeat).

    You can speak for yourself, but this is just flat out wrong. Doom 2016 is a recent example of single player being well recieved, and people were wanting more SP content for that game and less MP. Generally, strong SP campaigns are highly regarded.

    I agree with you that there are indeed a few developers who gives us good single player games like the recent doom. Like the witcher series, the uncharted series etc. but they are few and far between, and many "Single Player" games end up getting some sort of multiplayer component added to them. Take a game like Dead Space 2.

    Like i mentioned i dont have a problem with multiplayer or coop games but i need more incentive to play them other then running around and shooting at someone who are running around shooting at you. I reciently started playing rocket league and im loving it. I dont know if it counts when its a "racing" game.

    What i meant overall is that we seem to get more and more multiplayer games then Single Player games.

    You may disagree, but then we´ll just have to agree to disagree.... :)

    I just don't agree that very few developers and gamers care about single player: that's just hyperbole. They're also not few and far between. Unless you want a new one every week, single player games are still consistently released, and over the past years/decades single player games have always left their mark and been the most memorable.
  26. Thomas
    I really will be disappointed if this turns out to be a game That relies and focus’ on online and multiplayer. I like me some single player action.

    Pleased to get some game news though.

    if you think anyone actually cares about single player anymore, then your in for a rude awakening. :(

    Very few developers actually care about Single Player.

    Very few gamers actually care about single player.

    Considering the fact that most people responding to this dont have a problem with another online multiplayer shooter, doesn´t make it any easier.

    I am a Singleplayer lover myslef but your almost considered an outcast for actually enjoying singleplayer games. I dont play many multiplayer games at all because i think its boring (running around shooting at others, die, respawn....repeat).

    You can speak for yourself, but this is just flat out wrong. Doom 2016 is a recent example of single player being well recieved, and people were wanting more SP content for that game and less MP. Generally, strong SP campaigns are highly regarded.

    I agree with you that there are indeed a few developers who gives us good single player games like the recent doom. Like the witcher series, the uncharted series etc. but they are few and far between, and many "Single Player" games end up getting some sort of multiplayer component added to them. Take a game like Dead Space 2.

    Like i mentioned i dont have a problem with multiplayer or coop games but i need more incentive to play them other then running around and shooting at someone who are running around shooting at you. I reciently started playing rocket league and im loving it. I dont know if it counts when its a "racing" game.

    What i meant overall is that we seem to get more and more multiplayer games then Single Player games.

    You may disagree, but then we´ll just have to agree to disagree.... :)
  27. Hiddensynapse
    How many more years until we finally get AvP4? Considering how much money the last game made, you’d think we’d have one by now.

    This sounds interesting, but AvP is PRIME to be an incredible competitive multiplayer game. Even the deeply flawed AvP2010 still has a die-hard playerbase.

    Seriously, what gives? AvP did the whole “assymetrical multiplayer experience” well before Team Fortress, Natural Selection, Evolve, and Overwatch came along. Considering the success of most of these games, I’m surprised that we haven’t gotten a new AvP yet.

    People see “AvP” and scorn it for its unoriginality, when in truth, the original AvP is one of the most innovative and forward thinking multiplayer games of all time.
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