Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Date Released: August 24th 2021
Publisher: FoxNext Games
Developer: Cold Iron Studios
Formats: PS4, PS5, X-Box One/X/Series X, PC
Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter
On January 17, 2018, FoxNext Game officially announced they had acquired the developer Cold Iron Studios and were developing a shooter in the world of the Alien franchise. Cold Iron Studios were founded in 2015 by CEO Craig Zinkievich, CTO Shannon Posniewski, and creative director Matt Highison, and its 25 employees are all joining FoxNext Games. Members of their development team have worked on many past titles including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Metroid Prime 3, Bioshock Infinite, Doom and Borderlands. As the developer has an history with online multiplayer games, it’s assumed that the new Alien shooter will be an an online multiplayer game.
“I am a personal fan of Cold Iron’s previous work, and all of us at FoxNext Games are thrilled to be working with them as they create an action-packed persistent world, steeped in the mysteries of this beloved ‘Alien’ universe,”
“Our background in building online worlds and taking established franchises to the next level in interactive entertainment is a precise fit with [FoxNext’s] product road map ahead.”
Disney Sells Cold Iron Studios
In January 2020, it was revealed that Disney had sold FoxNext Games and Cold Iron Studios to games publisher Scopely. It was announced in August 2020 that Cold Iron Studios was bought by Daybreak Games.
On March 2, 2021, Cold Irons Studios’ new Aliens game was formally announced – Aliens: Fireteam for a Summer 2021 release. It is a cooperative third-person survivor shooter set in the year 2202, 23 years after the events of the Alien trilogy. Players will assume the role of a a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the USS Endeavor. You’ll play through four campaigns compromising of three missions.
You’ll encounter 20 different enemy variations, including 11 different Xenomorphs types from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and ultimately take down any marines. There’ll be five unique classes – Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon – each with their own special abilities and character perks. Players will be able to select from over 30 weapons and over 70 mods/attachments.
The announcement trailer was released March 2, 2021 while 25 minutes of gameplay footage was published on March 4, 2021. The Preorder Trailer was released in June 2021 showing off the game’s new name: Aliens Fireteam Elite and a release date of August 24th, 2021
Aliens: Fireteam Videos
25 Minutes of Gameplay Footage
Aliens Fireteam Elite Preorder Trailer
Aliens: Fireteam Elite Gameplay – “Explosions!” Challenge Card Showcase ()
Pathogen Enemies Featured in Aliens: Fireteam Elite! ()
AvP Galaxy Gets Hands-On With Preview Of Aliens: Fireteam Elite With 15 Minutes of Gameplay! ()
No Cross-Play for Aliens: Fireteam Elite, But Cross-Gen Play & Free Generational Upgrades! ()
Aliens: Fireteam Elite Achievements Gives Us Campaign & Difficulty Names, & New Enemy Type! ()
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