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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. The Kurgan
    For me mmo shooter equate to grinding, repetitive gameplay and bulletsponge enemies coupled with mircotransactions.

    But maybe Cold Iron put together something really great. Iam definitely looking forward to a new shooter in the Alien universe and will give it a shot anyway.
  2. The Old One
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2019, 11:42:28 AM
    Alien Game from FoxNext and Cold Iron Studios Confirmed to be "Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter"

    Alien Destiny

    $60 US Dollars base game
    $20 Expansion
    $20 Expansion
    $40 Expansion
    $30 'Annual Pass'

    Destiny's the worst.
    "MMO-shooter" structure.
    It's narrative is a joke.
    "That Wizard came from the Moon."
    When it has a narrative.
    "I could tell you about the Traveller."

    Gameplay grindfest that manipulates
    it's customers into paying for in-game items.

    Please, please no.
    Not that.
  3. Frosty Venom
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2019, 11:42:29 AM
    Alien Game from FoxNext and Cold Iron Studios Confirmed to be "Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter"

    I expect this to be the case (still banking on an Alien Destiny) but I can't actually see where this is stated in the Blackout announcements like they claim.

    "Alien Destiny". That would be awesome I can just imagine exploring massive open areas akin to LV-426 and Hadley's Hope coming across parties of drones scouting for new hosts or infiltrating a hive structure whilst facing more numerous and deadlier Xenomorph types the deeper you go.
  4. Schrödinger
    AH thanks for the update on that. I woke up and saw Blackout was a Mobile and was used to people thinking it was the one by Cold Iron on other sites.  Time to hop back on the "I hope the shooter won't be A:CM 2.0" train and wait patiently.
  5. Nightmare Asylum
    Now that we know that this isn't Blackout (and, likely, isn't a sequel to Isolation featuring Amanda), I'm curious to see what comes of it and how it is able to live (like Isolation) or die (like Colonial Marines) on its own merits.
  6. Richman678
    Well they were talking and then all the lights went 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.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: toro on Dec 06, 2018, 12:28:56 PM
    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.

    Quote from: TheSailingRabbit on Dec 06, 2018, 12:38:48 PM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 06, 2018, 12:18:56 PM
    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!
  8. Schrödinger

    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 >.>
  9. 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.
  10. 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


    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.
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