New Alien Shooter Coming To Console And PC

A new entry in the Alien video game series is on the way, being made by people who worked on BioShock, Borderlands, and Star Trek Online.

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A new video game based on the Alien sci-fi series is on the way. FoxNext Games, the video game division of film and TV giant Fox, made the announcement of a new shooter game for PC and console, but that's basically all we know about it so far.

The untitled game is in development at the San Francisco-based Cold Iron Studios, which was established in 2015 and is now owned by FoxNext. Cold Iron is staffed by people who worked on titles such as Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands, Doom, and Metroid Prime 3. The new Alien game will be Cold Iron's first title.

Beyond the fact that it is a shooter, FoxNext also said this game will "deliver an action-packed gaming experience." No other details are available at this time.

While some people who work at Cold Iron have a background in making MMOs like City of Heroes and Star Trek Online, a FoxNext representative declined to say what kind of online elements the new Alien game may have. Whatever the case, Cold Iron CEO Craig Zinkievich teased that the studio's history of making online worlds "is a precise fit with our product roadmap ahead."

2014's Alien: Isolation from UK studio Creative Assembly is the latest installment in the Alien video game series for console and PC. The game sold more than 2 million copies. Creative Assembly talked about ideas for a sequel, but it remains to be seen if that will ever happen.

We will report back with more details on the new Alien shooter as they're announced. What would you like to see from the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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I LOVED Isolation, beautiful game, brilliant atmosphere.

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Hope it is not like Isolation, only run and hide I do not like.

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oh boy... oh boooooiiii.... why? Why would FOX do this? lol...

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What part of *survival horror* some people find very hard to understand?

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@Saladudo: the horror....no the survival.....no.....te horror survival aspect NO......eh the horror and survival in equal measure......lol

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I'll pass......

maybe if it was another game like Predator Concrete Jungle I'd be about it but NO.....aliens games usually suck......and the stink of Colonial Marines is still too fresh......

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@MJ12-Conspiracy: Very true about Colonial Marines and most Alien games being a bit rubbish, but did you ever play Alien Trilogy? I think it was on the PS1 a long, long time ago (it was a lot colder then!). That was a fantastic game! Properly great shooter / sneak 'em up. And of course Isolation was pretty well received (apart from by GS apparently)

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@mpl911: I played some Aliens arcade game in the arcades in the 90's....that was a cool one, I played a T2 The Arcade game style shooter in arcades in the late 90's as well and a similar Aliens game in the 2000's but that one sucked cus they limited ammo and made it hard to progress.....

50 cents, last 10 seconds, 50 cents last another 10 seconds oh frack this game man.....LA Machineguns 50 cents last as long as I am able to [10-15 minutes] awesome game.....Time Crisis 50 cents last as long as you can [5.10 minutes] another awesome game.....

there's bad aliens games all around.....

i wouldn't mind seeing a Independance Day game.....the one on PSX was meh but I think they could do something awesome now......

and while we're on the super popular sc-fi action franchises the best terminator game I've played was T2 Arcade and Terminator Dawn Of fate....

FFS DOF had one of the best theme songs ever...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWd-j8Iya_I

^yeah they totally wrote the song specifically for the game.....

dawn of fate had a few issues but was still pretty cool and fit in with the rest of the movies and even gave me what I wanted, a whole story set in the future war....better than that T4 Salvation....ugh [I kinda like Salvation but visually it didn't match the other movies]

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@MJ12-Conspiracy: In the arcades, was Time Crisis the one with the plastic gun and the foot pedal that you trod on whenever you wanted to duck behind cover (or come up from cover, I forget now)? That was a classy way to spend 10p or whatever it was. Who really needs dinner money anyway??

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@mpl911: For me AvP2 was the best Alien game followed by Isolation and Alien Trilogy.

AvP (1999) was decent too but very hard (no quicksave). All others were mediocre or plain bad.

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I'm surprised you've attached the review of Alien: Isolation, it wasn't exactly gamespots proudest moment.

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I want a new bioshock and borderlands

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@hardcoregamer1: Bioshock ran it's course, Borderlands.....if anyone actually trusts pandy bitchford after all his crap then they are idiots, sorry but it's true, guy went on and tried calling out Jim Sterling cus Jim simply called out his BS like he does with everyone, also he's arrogant enough to not let the Aliens colonial marines fiasco die off, he thinks he did nothing wrong.....this is a guy running a major studio like it's a toy box, he or people like him is why big pubs tend to micromanage, to spare us the BS.....he's a world class BS'er. look at friggin Battleborn, I bet he thinks that was awesome stuff.....

naww man Gearbox lost all credibility. I like Borderlands but if i do get the next one it'll be when it hits the used bins.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG2ed8Hk5WY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0o44YmeEa8

^proof what i'm saying isn't just crazy talk.....would class bullshitter Pandy Bitchford......I really love it when guys like this leave enough easy evidence of their hubris to hang themselves on...another great studio ruined by a worse than pete Molyneux type....

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@MJ12-Conspiracy: And even after that wall of complaining about Pitchford, (most of which I don't actually dispute), the Borderlands franchise is still totally fucking awesome...

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@aross2004: like I say, BL is a cool series, I just will pass on BL3, I'm not feeding the ego......or won't be part of the problem.....

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Also, this games sucks. Bargain bin purchase.

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IBF first loot crate comment.

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@attirex:

Hopefully the "loot" bursts out of a chest.

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@john_matrix_007: I see what you did there. Jolly good show sir!

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I'm still salty about those Alien Isolation reviews hopefully we'll get another someday. I hope this is good too but it's just disappointing to see considering how well it worked as a horror game instead of a mindless shooter.

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@sdecker425: I found a leaked image of the game:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/a78ded3967145a77042a4b25380b7f81/tumblr_ojxwkikkO01qjztgpo1_400.gif

Alien with a chainsaw confirmed!

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@gamingdevil800: OK, that was too cool! LOL ?

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Cool, first.