So Cold Iron still says the game is coming. They were sold as part of the FoxNext sale to a mobile game company who clearly does not do PC and Consoles game. Cold Iron said they expect to be sold. The game was first announced Jan 2019 with no images, name, etc and confirmed again after Alien: Blackout was released. We know there is a Titan Book coming that sets up the game and it was moved from June to December. The staff and I figured E3 would be likely since we had clues last year but no reveal at E3 or the Game Awards. There is no E3 this year but several Virtual Cons and panels so who knows. We have heard it is similar to a Destiny style game in that it is a big open world setting and you can play in groups and that it is indeed a shooter. Beyond that; who knows. One staffer said I could see a ship being your base and you drop to various planets each with their own missions. I am also wondering if this movie of the book from June to Dec. also covers delays due to the uncertain times and sale and possible clue that it could now be a PC and Next-Generation game. What do you think?
If it's gonna be like Destiny I think it's gonna be hard to make an Aliens game where Aliens are just bullet sponges that bleed loot and no punishments for dying except wasted time.
I wanna be scared to face them, be challenged, and be punished for screwing up lol. Now I don't mean make it a 100%PermaDeath game with strict combat systems. I do think there needs to be really good AI, punishment for death(With stacking %s), and motivators to "GitGud" and survive. Maybe each player can have a personal team and pick a person to play as when going out? Maybe that could incorporate a death and item loss system to punish stupidity?
And if it's being made by Mobile and MMO designers, we can already bet loot boxes, subscription, PayForIngameItems(One of the dudes worked on Star Trek Online so I'm sure he's thrown in that idea...), and so on will probably be a thing to nickel and dime people. Sorry, I want to earn stuff, not be paywalled, Especially if it's a subscription-based service. Look at Star Wars Galaxies, It went for nearly a decade before SOE went into a bonfire, you earned everything in that game, all you paid was the 14.99 a month, no BS. There wasn't even a option for MTXs.
My main concern is, I don't think an Aliens MMO will be a hit. It's not gonna rock the boat, and it's not gonna bring in the kind of money WoW, Destiny, and so on bring in. It's gonna piss investors off, and it's just gonna hurt the Aliens Franchise even more. Fox would do better just to focus on Isolation style games, AvP, allow Obsidian to make that damn RPG they wanted to make so badly, and allow open-ended development the way Lucas Arts did with SW back in the day (We got so many great games because of that decision before the Mouse House days that handed the SW IP to EA, we only got one good game in a damn decade instead of dozens.....).
But, luckily, all the good games are still around and thank f**k for Emulators. So hey, I'll be playing the good stuff while I wait to see if this MMO will be worth even a $1...
Edit: Man... Some of the information from the reviews on GlassDoor (7 reviews and 3 interviews) doesn't bode well.... If I had any hype, it's all gone now lol.