Gearbox enlisted for Alien FPS

Brothers in Arms developer handling Sega's <i>Alien</i>-based first-person shooter; details on game still under wraps.


On Monday, Sega announced that it had acquired the rights to develop multiple games based on the Alien films, including a first-person shooter and a role-playing game. On Wednesday, the publisher revealed that Obsidian Entertainment, makers of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, was developing the RPG based on the sci-fi license.

In keeping with Sega's Alien news every other day, the company today announced that Gearbox Software will be handling the development of a first-person shooter for next-generation systems set in the films' sci-fi universe. The news confirms Sega's goof from earlier this week, when the publisher accidentally listed Gearbox's name on its Alien teaser site.

Gearbox is best known for its work on the Brothers in Arms series, the next edition of which is due in stores sometime in 2007.

Sega did not release any details on the game, but in a previous announcement it targeted 2009 as the release date of its first Alien-based title.

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