There's a new Aliens game in the pipeline, and reports are that it will be a shooter, destined for modern consoles and the PC. The last AAA Aliens title, Alien: Isolation, was more of a stealthy scare-em-up than a shooter. Before that we had the poorly received Aliens Colonial Marines, so some gamers will surely be looking forward to a modern Aliens shooter.
Sega has been the long-standing publisher of official 'Alien' titles thanks to its agreement with 20th Century Fox. However, last year Fox set up FoxNext games as its games division, and this division will be taking the development reins from now on. FoxNext has acquired San Francisco Bay area developer Cold Iron Studios for the task. Cold Iron Studios was formed back in 2015 by former members of Cryptic Studios (Neverwinter, City of Heroes) and includes developers experienced from working on the likes of Doom, Borderlands, Metroid Prime 3, BioShock Infinite, and others.
One tantalising aspect of the upcoming game that we know at the present time is that it will "explore areas of the universe that fans haven't gotten to experience." FoxNext with the help of Cold Iron Studios, will help "deeply explore the worlds of our franchises, starting with the Alien universe," said FoxNext Games president Aaron Loeb to GamesIndustry.biz. Mr Loeb claims to be a fan of Cold Iron Studios previous work on titles such as City of Heroes and Star Trek Online.
Ahead of the Aliens themed gaming release FoxNext will be launching its debut title, Marvel Strike Force, a free-to-play role-playing game on mobile devices, shortly. Disney recently acquired 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion but it is uncertain what, if any, impact that will have on FoxNext.