Developer Behind Alien Isolation Teases Its New IP Again

Really hope it's horror.

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Creative Assembly, the same developer behind Alien: Isolation, has further teased its brand-new IP. The tease came out in a very roundabout way, with Creative Assembly responding to a tweet by film director Neill Blomkamp that was probing Twitter in search of people who work for Epic Games.

A brand-new IP from Creative Assembly has long been known about--with the studio first mentioning it in a November 2017 tweet--but there still hasn't been confirmation for what it is. Rumors for the new IP first started in January 2017, when Player One reported new job listings for a lead technical artist, lead system designer, and senior meta game designer on Creative Assembly's Careers page mentioned the game.

The job listings described the new IP as "genre-defining" and said it would require a designer to create "weapons, movement, abilities, gadgets, health, and other underlying gameplay systems." It's unfortunately not much to go on, and Creative Assembly hasn't shared any more information beyond that. However, based on the studio's tweet about wanting to talking to Blomkamp about the game, it's possible the developer might be planning to reveal more information about this new IP soon.

In other Alien-related video game news, the story of Isolation's Amanda Ripley continues in a new mobile game titled Alien: Blackout. FoxNext Games, D3 Go, and Rival Games announced the upcoming mobile title, saying, "Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game."

Blackout will have seven levels, each harder than the last, and is scheduled to release for both iOS and Android on January 24. The Alien Anthology Twitter account announced that even more Alien-related news is on the way, but hasn't yet said whether it's for a new game or something else.

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