There’s a new Aliens game in development for PC and consoles from FoxNext Games, who’ve acquired a studio of industry veterans to kick off development. Set somewhere in the Alien cinematic universe, it will be a shooter featuring a persistent world.
Another one for the big list of upcoming PC games.
FoxNext is a company focused on traditional games in addition to VR and theme park installations. They're acting as publisher while Cold Iron Studios have been acquired by them to work on the new title.
Cold Iron are made up of folks with experience across Neverwinter, BioShock Infinite, and City of Heroes. The newly-acquired studio’s leadership includes CEO Craig Zinkievich, CTO Shannon Posniewski, and creative director Matt Highison.
“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,” Zinkievich says
“I am a personal fan of Cold Iron’s previous work,” FoxNext’s president of studios, Aaron Loeb, says, “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.”
While the studios aren’t announcing any specific details on the new game yet, they do emphasize Cold Iron’s MMO work and the game’s “persistent world.” There are only a handful of ways to interpret what that means, and they all seem rather Destiny-like to me. We’ll find out for sure whenever the game is actually unveiled.