After nearly 2 years of negotiations and approvals that started in December 2017, Disney officially became the owners 20th Century Fox as of March 2019. Since then Disney has been sorting out all its new assets, such as re-branding to 20th Century Studios and selling Cold Iron Studios – we still don’t know how that effects the Alien game they’ve been working on. According to Cliff Bleszinski, a different Alien game was also a victim of the Disney deal.
Bleszinski, who is well known as his role of design director for Epic Games, and co-founder of Boss Key Productions, revealed on Twitter (via Happy Gamer) that his previous studio had actually been in talks to develop a new Aliens shooter that would have served as an alternate sequel to Aliens focusing on an adult Newt!
Before BKP shut down we were in talks to do a new game in the Aliens franchise with Fox. Then Disney bought them and that got lost in the shuffle, darnit. Ripley would be alive and be your “Cortana/Anya.” You’d play as grown Newt. On Earth. Weyland-Yutani are weaponizing the aliens in a Black Mesa style facility and, of course, all hell breaks loose. Your robotic pal i.e. Bishop? A new one named “Casey” after her doll in Aliens.
Boss Key Productions (aka BKP) shut down in May 2018, while the Disney/Fox merger was still taking place, following the commercial failures of LawBreakers and Radical Heights. How do you feel about the possibility of a game focused around Newt? Sound off in the comments section below!
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