A new Alien shooter with a "persistent world" is on the way

Fox's gaming division has acquired the Bay area-based Cold Iron Studios to develop the project

While that statement seems to suggest that this Alien project could eventually become an MMO - or MMO-lite - type experience, it is now just described as a shooter that will be released for PC and consoles at an unspecified date.

It is in development at Cold Iron Studios, which was recently acquired by Fox. 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. Alien is a world that lends itself well to the skills of Cold Iron, which includes the talents of CTO Shannon Posniewski and creative director Matt Highison.

Given Cold Iron's history in massively multiplayer online games and comments made by FoxNext Games President of Studios Aaron Loeb, it also looks like there will be a heavy emphasis on multiplayer, squad-based gameplay with an online component.

It'll likely be awhile until we see or hear more about this Alien game, but the sparse details seem promising. "Games will be the defining entertainment medium of this century, in our view". It's hard to say how excited fans will be for yet another shooter based on the Alien series, but it's early days at the moment and some exciting gameplay footage could change all that.

21st Century Fox formed FoxNext a year ago. "PC and console are immersive platforms that will allow us to transport users into their favorite worlds". After some disappointing previous tries at shooters set in this universe, fans are definitely hungry for an Alien game that satisfies their desire to blow away Xenomorphs. We'll find out for sure whenever the game is actually unveiled.

From the sound of things, the game will be more action-oriented than the survival-horror nature of Alien: Isolation, suggesting that the approach they might be taking is to make a game like Aliens: Colonial Marines, except, well, good.

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