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Focus Home Interactive to Publish Aliens: Fireteam in Asia and Europe

Publisher Focus Home Interactive is teaming up with Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games to bring Aliens: Fireteam to Europe and select Asian territories. Focus posted the news earlier today on their Twitter.

 Focus Home Interactive to Publish Aliens: Fireteam in Asia and Europe

The post leads to their site with the full press release, in which John Bert, Managing Director of Focus Home Interactive commented on the partnership:

“We are delighted to be helping bring this original title from the legendary Alien universe to fans. We were immediately taken in by the game, and are very happy to collaborate with 20th Century Games and Cold Iron on this extremely ambitious project. We were quickly convinced of Cold Iron studio’s ability to create a unique and explosive experience.”

Craig Zinkievich, Head of Cold Iron Studios also had this to say:

“We are very excited to partner with Focus Home Interactive on Aliens: Fireteam. We respect and admire Focus’ work and commitment to their titles, and we are proud to be part of their rich and varied catalog.”

Focus certainly does have a pretty varied catalog including notable titles such as A Plague Tale: Innocence, Greedfall, Insurgency: Sandstorm, a number of Warhammer 40,000 games, and quite a few others.

One thing I noticed in the press release was the mention of 20th Century Games, which could mean that 20th Century Studios is getting back into game publishing (or perhaps this only deals with licensing) after their previous games division, FoxNext was sold off to Scopely last year.

Though it was announced last year that publisher DayBreak Games had acquired Cold Iron Studios, we’ve seen none of DayBreak’s branding attached to Fireteam, which leads us to believe that either 20th Century Games or Cold Iron themselves will be publishing the game in the United States.

Aliens: Fireteam is still listed as a summer 2021 release, which we’re moving into now, so hopefully we’ll find out the actual release date sometime soon!

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Comments: 15
  1. 426Buddy
    I want to believe this game is going to be decent at the least...  but I have funny gut feeling about this one.

    I hope it's a fun time and that I can enjoy playing coop with my brothers , that's all I'm hoping for really
  2. The Necronoir
    Curious what you two are referring to but this appears to only be a distribution deal for international markets. I doubt Focus will have much control over anything with the game itself.

    EDIT: Looked it up. I assume you mean the delisting stuff and IP battles? Yeah that is worrisome some of their legal fights with smaller indie devs. But they've also published some pretty acclaimed and bigger titles like World War Z and A Plague Tale: Innocence. Those sorts of battles are more common with smaller dev studios. I doubt Focus would want to get themselves engaged in any lawsuits with Disney, or that Disney would have a contract with them that isn't ironclad.

    Yeah, that's my thinking. I came to know of it through their falling out with Frogwares over the Sherlock Holmes titles, but there are other cases that have followed a similar pattern. That said, Frogwares is currently locked into an even bigger struggle with their next publisher, so maybe they're just none-too-savvy when it comes to stipulating legal terms.

    I doubt it's going to affect Aliens: Fireteam, but I also don't like a portion of my dollars going to shady organisations like that.

    Yeah, I know, Disney...
  3. RidgeTop
    Curious what you two are referring to but this appears to only be a distribution deal for international markets. I doubt Focus will have much control over anything with the game itself.

    EDIT: Looked it up. I assume you mean the delisting stuff and IP battles? Yeah that is worrisome some of their legal fights with smaller indie devs. But they've also published some pretty acclaimed and bigger titles like World War Z and A Plague Tale: Innocence. Those sorts of battles are more common with smaller dev studios. I doubt Focus would want to get themselves engaged in any lawsuits with Disney, or that Disney would have a contract with them that isn't ironclad.
  4. The Necronoir
    Well I remember where I know Focus Home Interactive from now so that's a bummer. I doubt it'll have the same controversy with Alien but yeesh. I'm not sure I'd want them near a project but I'm sure they know what they're doing.

    Came here to say this. They don't have an exemplary record. I assume they wouldn't be insane enough to try and pull anything on Disney though, so let's hope this release goes smoothly.

    On a lighter note, I assume having this deal in place brings them significantly closer to having a locked-in release date.
  5. SuperiorIronman
    Well I remember where I know Focus Home Interactive from now so that's a bummer. I doubt it'll have the same controversy with Alien but yeesh. I'm not sure I'd want them near a project but I'm sure they know what they're doing.
  6. molasar
    Is Fireteam even getting a physical release? They would need a month at least to get the discs going and I can't recall hearing them saying the title went gold, just that it's in Alpha at least as of IGN getting a look at it though they might've said they're in Beta. Still it doesn't look good seeing as we don't even have a release date nor a way to pre order. It basically doesn't exist.

    Yes, it seems so if they teamed up with a publisher. Also let's not forget that a planned release window-the summer ends Sep 22. So there is plenty of time to announce a release date.
    In regards to Alpha/Beta names I personally prefer a term WIP (work in progress).
  7. SuperiorIronman
    Is Fireteam even getting a physical release? They would need a month at least to get the discs going and I can't recall hearing them saying the title went gold, just that it's in Alpha at least as of IGN getting a look at it though they might've said they're in Beta. Still it doesn't look good seeing as we don't even have a release date nor a way to pre order. It basically doesn't exist.
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