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Is Alien: Blackout The Upcoming Alien Game?

It appears 20th Century Fox have trademarked a new name related to the Alien franchise a few days ago. Alien: Blackout is the new trademark which is specifically associated with video games. Could this be the upcoming Alien game that Cold Iron Studios is working on?

FoxNext Games officially announced the untitled Alien game at the start of the year. No specific details were given but it’s rumoured to be an online multiplayer shooter given the developer’s background. Members of their development team have previously worked on Metroid Prime 3, Bioshock Infinite, Doom and Borderlands.

 Is Alien: Blackout The Upcoming Alien Game?

Of course, Alien: Blackout could be for a game we’ve not heard anything about thus far. We last had the brilliant Alien: Isolation, released back in 2014 from Sega and Creative Assembly. Unfortunately, both studios were disappointed with the sales and have said that an Alien: Isolation sequel was very unlikely.

So what could Alien: Blackout refer to? It could be about a colony losing power in the midst of an Xenomorph infestation. Hudson’s classic line springs to mind: “What do you mean “they cut the power”? How could they cut the power, man?! They’re animals!”

Alien Isolation Is Alien: Blackout The Upcoming Alien Game?

Alien Isolation was released in 2014 from Creative Assembly.

All signs are pointing to an official announcement on December 6th when The Game Awards air. A few days ago, Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid and the upcoming Death Stranding, tweeted some pictures of a mysterious visit to 20th Century Fox studios. You can see the Alien poster and the Alien Egg in the pictures. Immediately after he posted that, The Game Awards tweeted a reply repeating their slogan: “Worlds Will Change”. Very cryptic, indeed. Could Hideo Kojima be somehow connected to this Alien multiplayer game or is it for something completely different?

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  1. Richman678
    Well they were talking and then all the lights went out....you know like a blackout???

    ....and they announced a smash bros character.

    Then they went and gave god of war game of the year over red dead redemption 2.

    The game awards suck.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    i’m all for ccg’s, but it would be disappointing if blackout turns out to be anything but a story based survival horror/fps/online thing

    Why? While we don't know the full specifics of the mechanics, we know Cold Iron's game is going to be some sort of online shooter. If that isn't Blackout it just means Blackout is something else to enjoy and you've still got the Cold Iron thing to still look forward to.

    Pft. Give me a new CCG!

    At least you're optimistic, unlike everyone else here.

    Ha. It's hard work these days. As an FYI, Upper Deck's recent card based stuff has been super fun!
  3. Schrödinger
    @Bobby,

    That would actually be pretty neat. Would be a different take on MP side of things for the franchise, and could even be a lot of fun long as they had 20+ maps, different game modes, and so on.

    Though I'd still want a 30+ hour story campaign with a deep branching narrative, permadeath of squadmates (Based on decisions you make), a combo of Isolation survival horror and shootem up when it's needed, and multiple endings depending on how you play/choices you made (Help USCM Kill the hive, bring a sample to WY,  so Independant and screw both sides in some way, and so on.).   

    Though I know, I'm asking for way too much, that would be Old School BioWare, or Obsidian levels of Game Design. Won't happen in the current age, even though a game like that would probably break millions if made by the right team who understand what "Player Agency" and "Narrative Choice" means >.>
  4. bobby brown
    I would enjoy an asymmetrical versus type of game, Like Dead by daylight or Friday the 13th. Imagine if one player controls the Alien and 4 players play as colonists and must complete tasks so survive the alien. perhaps there could be a 6th player that assumes the role of a synthetic and can choose if he wants to aid the alien (Like ash) or aid the colonists (Like Bishop)

    The alien player could start the game as a chestburster, bursting out of a random player at the start of a match, and the player of the victim would instead assume the role of the android.

    One of the most fun features of alien gameplay ever IMO, Was in rebellions Jaguar AVP game, where you could cocoon humans into aliens and watch the embryos develop on the HUD. Don't know how that worked with the established lore but I really enjoyed that mechanic.
  5. Schrödinger
    Maybe instead of Jarhead or Big-Name Character, you're just a civilian who got shat on by crap circumstances and have to pull people together to... Oh wait that was Aliens: Crucible.  Derp

    ((lol))

    But no, that wouldn't be a bad way to go. Jarheads are kinda overdone at this point, I wouldn't mind being escorted by one, or helping a team of them, but don't wanna be them again.
  6. TheSailingRabbit
    The majority of games has you play as a "jarhead", personally I think they need to step away from it for awhile. Isolation was great for many reasons, one of them being that it focused on emulating the first film instead of the second.

    I think they need to give the player jarhead some character. Give him something interesting, and not a carbon copy of the Marines from the movie. There's a potential for a game with a Marine protagonist to rival Isolation.

    Isolation hit the nail on the head when it came to emulating the first movie, but there's only so much you can do with that because walking and hiding at a tectonically slow rate gets boring, and the fear can turn into frustration.

    The issue all lies in character development, not the occupation of the character you're playing as.
  7. The Cruentus
    The majority of games has you play as a "jarhead", personally I think they need to step away from it for awhile. Isolation was great for many reasons, one of them being that it focused on emulating the first film instead of the second.
  8. Schrödinger
    I know it's probably gonna be an online shooter with no tense horror feeling, or the fear of being thrown into impossible odds, or have any cool mechanics (like welding shut doors, or repairing Sentry Turrets like an actual engineer, or setting up bulkheads, rerouting power systems, priming escape systems, and so on...), ect.  It'll probably be a CoD style PvP shooter with humans vs aliens...

    But I hope.. I really hope... It'll have a full length (30+ Hour) story campaign that actually captures the feeling of being "Just a jarhead" thrown into impossible odds, with potential permadeath of team mates, and intense situations where shooting isn't always the best option. 

    Guess we will find out soon enough.
  9. TheSailingRabbit
    I've seen playthroughs of other Alien games, but Extermination has so far been the only one I've been able to put my hands on.

    Extermination is so much fun! I completed that on a holiday in Turkey. When I win the lottery I'll pick myself up a cabinet in the house.  ;D

    I didn't get to complete it. I didn't have a lot of money in boot camp, and even when I got my laundry card liquidated, there were a ton of twenties that I couldn't put in the quarter machine. I put a five in, thinking I had enough, and then I couldn't take down the queen.

    Trips to the lounge were random, and when I had quarters, they were fun.
  10. TheSailingRabbit
    My first legit Alien game experience came where you'd least expect it: Great Lakes training command. When I got put in separations, I found out they have a lounge for the recruits in seps, as well as graduated sailors awaiting orders. The lounge was basically an arcade, and they had Aliens: Extermination.

    I used a lot of quarters. That game was a pain, but a welcome one, because in seps, it's a good idea to keep your mind occupied. It was always open, because all the other girls cared about was blasting their stupid rap music on a touchscreen jukebox.

    I've seen playthroughs of other Alien games, but Extermination has so far been the only one I've been able to put my hands on.
  11. Fleshwound
    I blame AVP2 for getting addicted lol. Hoping for a blend of that and a blend of Isolation.
    All the way back to the NES with Alien3 here, though I liked the movies before that. That was the first real Alien game I ever played. I did get a chance to play the AVP arcade game a few times after that though.

    AVP:Gold and AVP 2 were both great games. I still have the discs and have them installed on my computer although I haven't played them in years.

    A new game as good as Isolation would be nice, regardless of the playstyle.
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