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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. Still Collating...
    Yes! Good find. Any new info is good news in my eyes. The title's not bad, seems interesting. I'm trying so hard to deduce any information on the game just from the little bits of info we have but I'm not really getting anywhere other than wild speculation.

    Need more news!  :laugh:
  2. The Old One
    Time for a thread title change, and maybe even new subforum.

    City blackout?
    A term for losing contact with a colony or space station/other habitat?
    Fixing the naming convention?

    When in the timeline will it take place I ponder.
  3. The Old One
    Bowel movements are better than ACM.

    AVP 2010's mediocre, there's nothing special about it.
    Monolith's AVP is what they should have built off, but they didn't.
    But it's serviceable and inoffensive.
  4. TheSailingRabbit
    Quote from: The Cruentus on Nov 02, 2018, 01:00:30 AM
    Quote from: TheSailingRabbit on Nov 01, 2018, 05:25:39 PM
    Quote from: Kurai on Nov 01, 2018, 05:10:18 PM
    Forcing the player to think about whether facing off against the Xenos is a wise option would be nice.

    The achievement for not facing Xenos should be called, "With those things running around?! You can count me out!"

    The next one should be "Bishop should go" if the action is repeated or if you force an android NPC to do something  :laugh:

    Controlling androids to go right past Xenos would be a cool feature. Not just giving orders, but pressing a key or button to take manual control.
  5. Kurai
    I think a Civilization-esque game would be a wonderful direction for an Aliens game to go.
    Maybe have a bit more in the way of a city builder, managing a colony or a hive, battling it out for dominance of a map.
    Barring that, I wish they'd just bring Extinction to PC with a proper skirmish mode and online multiplayer. T_T

    As for an Aliens FPS, atmosphere and story will be key. I liked the toughness of the Warriors in AVP2010, at least on the difficulty mode I played on. I don't think the Xenos should go down easily unless you have a really powerful gun. Forcing the player to think about whether facing off against the Xenos is a wise option would be nice.
  6. TheSailingRabbit
    Quote from: Chris!(($$))! on Oct 31, 2018, 06:17:28 AM
    A combination of Alien: Isolation and Tom Clancy's The Division could make for an interesting ALIENS game.

    Shit... just place a ALIENS skin over The Division and you'd have a pretty fun game.

    Instead of New York City being hit by a super virus and criminals running rampant while having to fight a mercenary force it would be Colonial Marines or some other military force in the ALIENS universe being sent in to to deal with a Colony that has gone silent. Personally I'd like it to not even be a Colony but a full on established city on some planet.

    Throw in some of Alien: Isolation's great horror aspects and tone down the Division RPG elements somewhat. Keep it open world but always dark, maybe even take some Dying Light elements where you get day light every now and then and thats when its safest. You can come across survivors and its really in your interest to save survivors or else they could be used as hosts.

    Have a gloomy opening telling us that the Colony/City has a population of a million or something, just massive number so we know that shit has gone south.

    Whatever they do I think they need to separate themselves from the canon restrictions of the movies or set it after ALIEN3 or after A:R.

    Setting in a large colony with urban elements would be awesome. If we can explore the map, that'd be even better.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Chris!(($$))! on Oct 31, 2018, 06:17:28 AM
    A combination of Alien: Isolation and Tom Clancy's The Division could make for an interesting ALIENS game.

    That's not a bad shout to be honest. I do expect those kind of elements from the persistent online world comments. Division was another one I couldn't really get in to. I can't really get into those kind of games. I'd certainly give it a shot if that's where they're going with this, though.
  8. Chris!(($$))!
    I don't know if I would call the Division an MMO.

    It has some very lite MMO features but its mainly a shooter with some RPG elements.

    I don't think we'll be getting a tactical game as much as we all want it. But then again, they let Alien: Isolation be more of a hardcore SH than a typical horror shooter.
  9. Chris!(($$))!
    A combination of Alien: Isolation and Tom Clancy's The Division could make for an interesting ALIENS game.

    Shit... just place a ALIENS skin over The Division and you'd have a pretty fun game.

    Instead of New York City being hit by a super virus and criminals running rampant while having to fight a mercenary force it would be Colonial Marines or some other military force in the ALIENS universe being sent in to to deal with a Colony that has gone silent. Personally I'd like it to not even be a Colony but a full on established city on some planet.

    Throw in some of Alien: Isolation's great horror aspects and tone down the Division RPG elements somewhat. Keep it open world but always dark, maybe even take some Dying Light elements where you get day light every now and then and thats when its safest. You can come across survivors and its really in your interest to save survivors or else they could be used as hosts.

    Have a gloomy opening telling us that the Colony/City has a population of a million or something, just massive number so we know that shit has gone south.

    Whatever they do I think they need to separate themselves from the canon restrictions of the movies or set it after ALIEN3 or after A:R.
  10. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: No Name on Oct 29, 2018, 12:02:44 PM
    ^
    Yes, there are other Aliens shooters. And that's the point. Lets say, for the sake of argument, they make something close to the quality of say, Doom 16.

    I still wouldn't find it interesting, because to me, it's a massively outdated concept. Go from point A to point B, shoot some Xenos and huggers, maybe some humans, fight a Queen, the end. We've had ACM, Trilogy, Res and three AvP games with pretty much the same concept already.

    That's fair enough and I wouldn't argue with that. I'd just like to see them do a squad based thing and it actually be good!
  11. TheSailingRabbit
    I enjoy shooters, but I'm all for an Aliens RPG. I'm just a sucker for creating characters and getting immersed in a world and getting emotionally attached to everything.

    If they can combine those two elements, that'd be great, but I imagine that's too much to ask, and way too expensive to make.
  12. No Name
    ^
    Yes, there are other Aliens shooters. And that's the point. Lets say, for the sake of argument, they make something close to the quality of say, Doom 16.

    I still wouldn't find it interesting, because to me, it's a massively outdated concept. Go from point A to point B, shoot some Xenos and huggers, maybe some humans, fight a Queen, the end. We've had ACM, Trilogy, Res and three AvP games with pretty much the same concept already.

    I would have loved to see them try something like Aliens: Crucible, or perhaps even an infestation simulator combining elements of AvP Extinction's Alien campaign with world building elements.

    I suppose those would be risky ventures though.

    Wouldn't be surprised if Huggs' prediction turns out to be correct.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: No Name on Oct 28, 2018, 08:41:07 AM
    "Alien First Person shooter..."

    So basically they're going to remake ACM but have it so that it isn't garbage...

    Ok.

    There are other Alien shooters than just ACM. ACM was just supposed to be the pinnacle. Personally, I'd like to see them do an ACM that is actually good.

    But I do worry it's going to be some sort of Destiny/Borderlands type of thing. I tried D2 but it didn't seem to have enough story and I got bored of it pretty quickly.
  14. Vertigo
    Quote from: quijju on Oct 16, 2018, 04:39:45 AM
    Quote from: OpenMaw on Aug 07, 2018, 03:01:23 AM
    Quote from: PVTDukeMorrison on Aug 06, 2018, 11:39:07 PM
    Has there been any updates on this? I feel like there's someone here who knows stuff but are under NDA. It's okay, you can tell us.

    C'mere... Listen. Shh. Listen.

    Spoiler

    You can shoot aliens.

    With guns.
    [close]

    It's going to be greeaaat.

    Well like it or not that is what Aliens is associated with. Comparing sales of Alien Isolation vs action oriented games definitely attests to this.

    Do the sales bear that out? Looking on VGChartz, Isolation sold roughly the same number of copies as AvP2010 and significantly more than Colonial Marines. VGChartz doesn't include Steam sales, but SteamDB lists Isolation's peak players as more than double that of AvP's. I can't find figures for the older games, but it looks like Isolation may be the highest-grossing Alien game of all time, or tied for that honour with AvP2010.
  15. TheSailingRabbit
    Quote from: Huggs on Oct 28, 2018, 01:57:15 PM
    Quote from: No Name on Oct 28, 2018, 08:41:07 AM
    "Alien First Person shooter..."

    So basically they're going to remake ACM but have it so that it isn't garbage...

    Ok.

    It's likely some online monstrosity. No story, no campaign, and the servers will be shut down in a few years. Why bother making it? Beats me.

    Remaking A:CM so it doesn't suck? We should be so lucky.

    Hey, maybe we'll get better movie skins. The A:CM ones aren't overly terrible, but Hudson looks like he started retaining water.
  16. quijju
    Quote from: OpenMaw on Aug 07, 2018, 03:01:23 AM
    Quote from: PVTDukeMorrison on Aug 06, 2018, 11:39:07 PM
    Has there been any updates on this? I feel like there's someone here who knows stuff but are under NDA. It's okay, you can tell us.

    C'mere... Listen. Shh. Listen.

    Spoiler

    You can shoot aliens.

    With guns.
    [close]

    It's going to be greeaaat.

    Well like it or not that is what Aliens is associated with. Comparing sales of Alien Isolation vs action oriented games definitely attests to this. Unfortunately it looks like this game is on permanent hold along with hope for the franchise.
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