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4 Player Co-op Game Aliens: Hadley’s Hope, Another Victim of the Disney/Fox Merger

Following Cliff Bleszinski’s announcement regarding the Boss Key Productions Aliens game that never was, VP of 3D Realms Frederik Schreiber has also taken to Twitter to reveal that Slipgate Ironworks and 3D Realms was also deep into pre-production of a different Alien game that became another victim of the Disney/Fox merger!

“This is crazy… we were in the talk about the exact same thing. New Aliens FPS, taking place at Hadleys Hope (4-player coop). Almost went through. Happened right around the time at the Disney acquisition, and when that happened, it all fell to the ground.

Yup. Game was called Aliens: Hadleys Hope. We went quite far into pre-production before the Disney/Fox acquisition, and then we had to cancel it, and move on with something else. Maybe some day!”

 4 Player Co-op Game Aliens: Hadley's Hope, Another Victim of the Disney/Fox Merger  4 Player Co-op Game Aliens: Hadley's Hope, Another Victim of the Disney/Fox Merger

Given the title Hadley’s Hope, I would have expected something more along the lines of a prequel to Aliens. Instead, this sounds like it would have been a world-spanning multiplayer game much in the same vein of Destiny (somewhat like we expect Cold Iron Studio’s Aliens “persistent online” shooter to be).

When asked about the possibility of continuing production on Aliens: Hadley’s Hope, Schreiber replied: Nah, we’re having too much fun with Kingpin, Ion Fury, WRATH and Ghostrunner!

How do you feel about this other victim of the Disney merger? Would you have liked to have experienced this? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Comments: 25
  1. Corporal Hicks
    Completely agreed with you. That said, for many of us we're constantly revisiting Hadley's Hope with near enough every significant gaming generation, but for the developers just imagine how much f**king fun they're having with it. But I still completely agree. If it's a desire to retain the aesthetic, another colony is fine! They all come from the same Space Ikea anyway.
  2. JokersWarPig
    I'm not sure why video game developers think we want to return to Hadleys. You can have any colony look similar in design, and they probably would if most of them are backed by Weyland-Yutani. Having Hadleys as a sort of MP horde map is great (Bug Hunt) but I don't think it needs to be revisited in a narrative of any kind.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    I've got to admit neither game concepts have really wowed me. I'll always lament a missed opportunity, but I especially dislike the idea of returning to Hadley's Hope once again. Though I do like the idea of a co-op driven game. The story driven PvE multiplayer game is still what I'm expecting with Cold Iron's game so I still think we're getting the game format.
  4. Huggs
    Can't say I'm surprised. Sounds like another multiplayer loot fest.

    A solid single player experience is what I prefer. I like co-op too, but only as an extra and only if it's local and offline.

    I'm old school.
  5. Anonymous Alien Fan
    This cancellation and the Bosskey one don’t bother me because both seem to be weirdly placed in the canon. I don’t like the idea of Ripleys “Nuke them orbit” didnt work. And with the Bosskey game, while I love Newt I just don’t think MASSIVELY retconning Alien 3 is a good idea.
  6. Nazrel
    Im not too upset over this. While id love more alien games. I dont want a bunch of soulless cashgrabs flooding the market. Id rather have a super strong single player with playable aliens come out though
  7. Drukathi
    Tbh, all these games had a weak ideas. BKP game was located on Earth in Black Mesa. And this coop game was a prequel. Really - I see no reason to do the prequel, because we already know the result.
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