There's a New ALIEN Video Game Being Developed Set in the Cinematic Universe
I've got some cool news for fans of the Alien franchise! It was recently announced that FoxNet had acquired the video game developer company Cold Iron Studios. They have created games such as City of Heroes, BioShock: Infinite, Metroid Prime 3, Star Trek Online, and Neverwinter. They also recently revealed a new game called Marvel Strike Force, which will be released later this year.
It's also been revealed that they are currently developing a PC and console shooter that is set in the Alien cinematic universe! There are no story details for the game yet, but it's still exciting! I love the Alien franchise and I've enjoyed playing most of the video games that have been released in the past, so I can't wait to see how this new game turns out. Cold Iron CEO Craig Zinkievich had this to say in a press release:
"We believe in FoxNext’s vision and we are thrilled about the opportunity to explore an amazing and rich universe. Our background in building online worlds and taking established franchises to the next level in interactive entertainment is a precise fit with our product roadmap ahead; we can’t wait to share more information soon."
Judging from that statement, I guess we can expect this new game to be built as an interactive online world, which should be interesting. The game will also be developed on the Unreal Engine 4. Aaron Loeb, President of Studios, FoxNext Games went on to say:
"Cold Iron Studios has amazing design, craftsmanship and development talent that we are excited to welcome at FoxNext Games as we pursue our goal to build a multi-platform, multi-genre portfolio of great games. 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."
To give you an idea of the style of Cold Iron Studios and the kind of stuff they are doing, here's the trailer for their upcoming game Marvel Strike Force. Watch that and then imagine it as a shooter with Colonial Marines battling Xenomorphs. This could end up being a lot of fun!