New Alien game in the works?

Trademark application from Twentieth Century Fox for "Alien: Isolation" suggests new game in the series is in development.

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A new Alien game called Alien: Isolation could be in development, according to a new trademark application from Twentieth Century Fox (via Siliconera) filed last week.

The trademark application, filed October 16, covers "Computer game and video game software; interactive video game programs; video game discs," among other things, like eye glasses and mousepads.

The most recent Alien franchise game was Aliens: Colonial Marines, which was released in February for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Wii U version was canceled.

It is possible that Alien: Isolation is the title of Creative Assembly's upcoming next-generation Aliens game, which was announced in May 2011.

Sega landed the Alien license in December 2006 and has shipped a handful of games based on the series since.

The publisher first commissioned a role-playing game set in the sci-fi universe from Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) before canceling the project in mid-2009. The company also hired Gearbox Software (Borderlands) to work on the first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, which launched earlier this year. In February 2010, Sega released the Rebellion-developed Aliens vs. Predator to lukewarm reviews. Lastly, WayForward built the warmly received Aliens: Infestation for the DS, which shipped in October 2011.

Discussion

102 comments
genesarereal
genesarereal

Maybe its an instructional  game where you take your copies of aliens:colonial marines and isolate them, then try and destroy them with things like flamethrowers and other ingame perks. Would people buy such a game that's the question?

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

every alien game after alien vs predator 2 sucked. so who cares about this one, it will also suck.

wyan_
wyan_

And once again, I have the ridiculous and pathetic hope that a great Aliens game will be made, but I just can't help it.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Remember when Sega got the Aliens license and started development on two different games?

1. An RPG which was being developed by Obsidian

2. An FPS which was supposed to be developed by Gearbox.


Sega CANCELLED the RPG most of the way through development because they claimed no one buys RPGs, and continued funding the FPS game.

That FPS game was Aliens Colonial Marines.

Do you have any confidence in publishers to produce the games people actually want to play?

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Aliens: Colonial Marines it's one of the biggest surprises this year,i really want a sequel. I just hope Gearbox make more dlcs this time, like what they are doing with Borderlands 2.

billlabowski
billlabowski

If Gearbox or Sega have anything to do with it than it's a no-buy for me. I might just skip out on it altogether and save myself the disappointment.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

After what happened with the last Aliens game, maybe they should take a long time to introduce another installment. A very long time.

deathstream
deathstream

Alien should be a survival horror game.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

Sega:  **Note to self:  Do not let Gearbox get a hold of this or any game in the near future.**

brxricano
brxricano

It's a DLC that lets you isolate all copies of A:CM in space.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I've got it! I've got it! I've got it! An Aliens game in the fashion of State of Decay! By the same guys even! The mechancs are the same (loud noises bring attention ect... but it's set in a large (think city) colony, so many days post infestation.

yeah_28
yeah_28

Will they actually get a capable developer working on the game this time? i hope so, but im not too confident about it.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

As long as Gearbox isnt touching it.  I'd like to see a heavy hitter like ID or IW tackle this.  

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

The PC AvP game was actually really good. It's too bad that was forever ago and this won't be avp.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Cool maybe they can ruin this one too.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

somebody better do it proper this time and for god's sake dont give it to gearbox. they almost single handedly destroyed aliens' reputation with the current generation audience

oflow
oflow

the problem with making games based on the Alien franchise is that they always make action games when the Alien movies are actually horror movies.

The xenos themselves while fearsome lifeforms, are really just bugs that a well-prepared military force wouldnt have much problem countering. Even in Aliens, one squad of marines was able to kill hundreds of them, the problem was the ulterior motives of the corporation and the fact that the marines didnt really believe Ripley's story. If say they had sent a full battalion of prepared marines they could have easily cleared the planet of xenos without much stress, which in the scope of games would make for a boring story.

 In all of the movies the actual plots were based on the characters in the story not knowing the abilities of the aliens, the sinister motives of the corporation and the monsters stalking them from the shadows with the potential to actually infest someone so they could possibly be an enemy which caused tension and paranoia. 

All in all these games are just money grabs to coincide with the new Prometheus franchise it seems.


sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I guess i am the only one here who would like to see a new Aliens game.
After AvP on Jaguar(i found it awesome at that days) i've seen mediocre to ok Aliens games...i want an awesome for a change!
Obsidians project imo was the most promising.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Just let that whole franchise die. The last good Alien movie was from 1986 (Aliens).....honestly.

EvilSelf
EvilSelf

Hopefully it is better than the last Alien game we witnessed...

Hurvl
Hurvl

Well, it can't be worse than the last one (wait, actually it can be :P) so I just hope they don't mess it up this time. Would also be great if they didn't have trailers that were remarkably non representative of the end result, false advertising don't work anymore in this always-online, social, connected society that we live in.

ewjiml
ewjiml

The good news is that the next game surely won't be as bad as Aliens: Colonial Marines. 

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

The Creative Assembly title is supposedly a slower-paced survival horror game in the vein of the original Dead Space.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

great, another Aliens game...not gonna pe-order this time. Gonna wait for reviews.

lightleggy
lightleggy

If it's truly developed by CA and not some garage-dwelling indie devs like the previous games, this might be good.

FCT-Steve-O
FCT-Steve-O

Too bad pre-orders will be non existent until reviews come out thanks to colonial marines

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

This is actually good news since a lot of guys learned their lesson with Colonial Marines I bet most wont pre-order any games any time soon but if they give this game to people who can actually develop games right this could turn out good ! I think ACM lacked a lot of good direction and gameplay and it was bugged to hell and back. You could see that the music was amazing and that they really tried to make an Aliens game its just that its glaring problems dragged it down into mediocrity and below...

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

I wanted Colonial Marines to be amazing, and it bombed. I'd be OK with someone taking another shot at it.

feleas
feleas

will this be a sequel to a shitty installment or a re-attempt for a better game?

kagento
kagento

Wait, wait... The Creative Assembly working on an Aliens game? WTF

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

That awkward moment when AvP on Atari Jaguar was significantly better than the recent two Alien games...

Can we just have a game that's just like AvP 1 and 2 on PC from back near the millennium? Because I want this to be a decent game...

phbz
phbz

Someday We'll all have a top alien game. Been waiting for that for far more than a decade. 

WaxTheTrip
WaxTheTrip

@wyan_ I would like that very very much too... Sadly, no high hopes here :/

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@Thanatos2k meanwhile, skyrim (an rpg game) was titled game series of the decade by the gamespot community lol. no one buys rpgs lmfao, might aswell be saying no one likes mcdonalds.

deathstream
deathstream

@NbAlIvEr10000 

Or at least make sure the contract EXPLICITLY states that Gearbox has to make the game, not outsource it.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@brxricano they need to do another dlc what lets you isolated all copies of the most recent aliens versus predator game aswell while they are at it.

deathstream
deathstream

@Gravity_Slave 

IW?  That company is a joke.  It is a name left over from when everyone who worked there left to make Titanfall.  They have managed to copy/paste MW2 a couple of times, but I wouldn't trust them with a freemium Facebook game.

deathstream
deathstream

@oflow 

I don't think anyone is lining up to cash in on the "Prometheus franchise".

roman4545
roman4545

@PinkmanBitch yeah sure.... YOU DONT need a new Alien game but however THEY WANT a new Alien game. 

remember just because you dont want it, it doesnt mean the next guy is the same.....

Thats the worlds.... humble opinion

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@john_matrix_007 I'd do it except A) CA can't even do Total War right anymore, B) CA's non-strategy games like Viking and Spartan, are not that great, and C) Dead Space was cool because it at least had it's own type of aliens. If it's just going to be dead space with xenomorphs, fuck that.

phbz
phbz

Actually 2 decades. The only good Alien game I´ve played was Alien 3 for Gameboy around 1993. :( 

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

@Aaronp2k segas been having a choppy time recently, feels like bayonetta was their last great title.

kagento
kagento

@phbz Both of the old Alien vs Predator games were awesome! Give them a try if you haven't.

kagento
kagento

@phbz @kagento Oh well, I really loved those, although the Marine campaign was always so much better than the aliens' or the predator's. 
True that the 1st one was good but not excellent; the 2nd one really hit the spot for me.

If you haven't played the 2nd one I would recommend it, but then again to each his own.

Opinions :)

phbz
phbz

@kagento @phbz Played the 1st one. I liked it, but it not a memorable game IMO.