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Cold Iron Studios’ Alien Game is a “Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter”

Yesterday’s announcement revealed that the recently trademarked Alien: Blackout was for a new iOS and Android game due out at the end of January. It also had some confirmation of a long suspected aspect of the still shrouded in mystery game that Cold Iron Studios is still working on: That it’s an MMO-shooter.

Tucked in at the end of the press release announcing Alien: Blackout, is the single sentence confirming the expectations:

FoxNext Games’ studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.

 Cold Iron Studios' Alien Game is a "Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter"

Cold Iron Studios’ Alien game has previously been described as an “action-packed persistent world,” and now we have actual confirmation of an MMO format for the upcoming release. While only speculation on my part, I think this makes it seem likely that the upcoming game will follow a Destiny-style format.

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  1. Nightmare Asylum
    Still not quite sure how I feel about "open world" Alien (I struggle to imagine an Alien game as anything but tight, isolated, claustraphobic) but I'll definitely be giving this a chance when it drops... which is hopefully relatively soon. It'd be nice to at least get a name for it. :D
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Posted a couple of days ago on 4chan.

    QuoteAround two years ago, it was announced that Cold Iron Studios were working on an Alien game. However, when Disney bought Fox and most of its assets, it set development back several months.

    Insider information:

    Spoiler
    The timeline is set several years after Aliens, and immediately follows Alien: Infiltrator. You play as one of several Colonial Marines aboard the USS Henley-in-Arden (acting as the main hub world) with Destiny/Borderlands-style character presets. You're tasked with making regular trips onto a backwater planet after Pala Station crashes into the surface, unleashing Aliens which wreak havoc on the local Colonies and crossbreed with wildlife.

    Monetisation for cosmetics, such as skins, armour decals, weapons, allow for plenty customisation options. Plenty of Easter eggs from the franchise too.
    [close]
    Development is still ongoing, despite silence on social media pages.

    https://boards.4channel.org/v/thread/506026782

    Not a great deal of information there, but I need to check with what I already know about some of those specifics to see if they match up.


    The plot doesn't quite match up with what I know of the game, but my info is a couple of years old.
  3. aliens13
    Hello everyone, i has been out of this forum for a very long time.

    I wanted to ask, there is nothing about this new Alien game since 2018, some update or something? 😂 I know it has been a while.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Richman678 on Jan 23, 2020, 03:25:46 AM
    I read Scopely plans to sell Cold Iron Studios anyways. Does this mean they can't use the Alien license anymore???

    Yeah, I thought it was a little odd since Scopley seemed to focus on the mobile side of things. I imagine the FoxNext and Marvel game was more what Scopley was after, rather than a multi-platform PC shooter.

    But even if they do sell Cold Iron on, without knowing if Cold Iron or whoever managed to retain the license it's still unclear as to whether or not they're still working on it.


    QuoteFollowing the close of the transaction, Scopely plans to sell Cold Iron Studios, O'Brien told Variety. That's because Cold Iron is developing PC and console games, whereas Scopely is squarely focused on mobile games. About 50 employees work at Cold Iron, which is developing an "Alien" shooter game.

    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/disney-sells-foxnext-games-scopely-1203475758/
  5. Corporal Hicks
    I guess the real question here is if Scopley actually retains the licenses - even if it's not owning the rights - for the games currently in progress as part of the deal. I've messaged Cold Iron too, but I've never heard anything from them so that was probably a waste.
  6. molasar
    Quote from: Adam802 on Jan 22, 2020, 08:17:48 PM
    Quote from: Drukathi on Jan 22, 2020, 07:52:56 PM
    https://deadline.com/2020/01/disney-sells-foxnext-games-los-angeles-and-cold-iron-studios-to-scopely-1202837961/

    So?

    I don't really understand, but that's not good, right?

    f**k, I really hope this doesn't affect the Cold Iron Studios Aliens game......

    Anyone have any more info on this?...

    My guess is that they are still allowed to finish and sell the game. However it is based on license agreement now and dependent on funding from Scopely.
  7. Adam802
    Quote from: Drukathi on Jan 22, 2020, 07:52:56 PM
    https://deadline.com/2020/01/disney-sells-foxnext-games-los-angeles-and-cold-iron-studios-to-scopely-1202837961/

    So?

    I don't really understand, but that's not good, right?

    f**k, I really hope this doesn't affect the Cold Iron Studios Aliens game......

    It does say "The transaction does not affect the separate portfolio of Fox IP licensed game titles, which will continue to be a part of Disney's licensed games business." so hopefully the game is still on.

    Anyone have any more info on this?...
  8. szkoki
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 07, 2020, 09:04:47 AM
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pleased to be working with an IP where &quot;because of the lore&quot; female characters tote smartguns, fly dropships, and get in powered-armor fist fights with aliens the size of a semi truck.</p>&mdash; a writer (@WS_Dandelion) <a href="https://twitter.com/WS_Dandelion/status/1214423610711932929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    good news. but what a tweet
  9. SM
    Quote from: Schrödinger on Jan 08, 2020, 03:27:30 AM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 07, 2020, 09:04:47 AM
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pleased to be working with an IP where "because of the lore" female characters tote smartguns, fly dropships, and get in powered-armor fist fights with aliens the size of a semi truck.</p>— a writer (@WS_Dandelion) <a href="https://twitter.com/WS_Dandelion/status/1214423610711932929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    Well, at least it's something lol. Odd post, not sure what to make of it, since we already expect men and women both to be on par in such a franchise, killin' and die'in because "Ohf**kAyy!". Thanks for sharing that!

    It's not odd.  We don't expect men and women to be on a par in Alien.
  10. The Old One
    Yeah, I just hope because of the size comment, he's referring to the bipedal Praetorian/Crusher and the quadrupedal Praetorian/Crusher or the Queen, and isn't going full Kenner.
  11. Schrödinger
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 07, 2020, 09:04:47 AM
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pleased to be working with an IP where "because of the lore" female characters tote smartguns, fly dropships, and get in powered-armor fist fights with aliens the size of a semi truck.</p>— a writer (@WS_Dandelion) <a href="https://twitter.com/WS_Dandelion/status/1214423610711932929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    Well, at least it's something lol. Odd post, not sure what to make of it, since we already expect men and women both to be on par in such a franchise, killin' and die'in because "Ohf**kAyy!". Thanks for sharing that!
  12. The Old One
    Please don't be trash, please don't be trash, please don't be trash. I really hope it doesn't contradict Isolation, TCF or Alien The RPG.
  13. Schrödinger
    Quote from: Richman678 on Dec 26, 2019, 03:50:29 AM
    I haven't been here in a bit, but I'm curious how long has this game been in development?? They haven't release anything at all!!!

    I don't think we will be hearing anything for a while. They may be trying the CDPR development approach (Where it's mostly silence and working). It also looks like they are still hiring for positions as well, albeit fillers. My guess is they are still in the early development cycle which can last a few years depending on many variables. That's only a guess though, I don't know. But it makes sense to me.

  14. Schrödinger
    I don't get the appeal when it comes to certain mechanics in MMOs/F2PMMOs either, but then again I'm not a spoiled CEO or Publisher Lead. The only reason I play Warframe is that there's always more shit to do while my fabricator does the thing, Don't have to pay to keep playing. I don't buy timesavers in that game due to that.   But for other F2P games I don't really get into too much since the timesavers "WallBlock" you from doing anything else which is honestly a really shitty tactic (IE: THat Mobile Harry Potter game where you could no longer progress without paying for more "Energy" or waiting a longass time, you're locked out of other gameplay unless you pay or wait. That's a shit tactic). 

    I also doubt it'll be a F2P game. Middle case, standard subscription base and cosmetic only MTXs like SWTOR. Worst case FO76 style where you pay 60$, and either pay for a subscription to get more stuff over other players, or be handicapped.  Best Case would be the Warframe Model since we are talking MMO Business Tactics and that one has been to most consumer-friendly overall in comparison to others.  I get it, you gotta keep paying for servers, developers, bills, etc to maintain your Online Game on the market, nothing can be 100% free and pay your bills.  Who know's maybe Cold Iron will create a new model that breaks ground and blows all the others out of the water when it comes to maintaining their game and finances.

    But that is what it is. I really hope for a singleplayer Aliens game one-day again. I will give this game a chance to see if it will be worth playing, but by that I mean I'll be waiting a month or more and watching every little non-biased review I can find.

    I'm still expecting it to end up as a FO76 type of situation. And typically I'm right, but I really hope I'm wrong.  If not, hey, at least I'll save money.
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