The announcement of Alien: Blackout was received rather negatively by the public, who expected the announcement of a new game for PC and console after the teasers of the past few days, instead of a product intended for the mobile market. But all is not lost.
Shortly after the presentation of Alien: Blackout, FoxNext Games announced that it is working with Cold Iron Studios on a new MMO Shooter (Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter) Alien game for PC and consoles based on the universe of Alien, but without giving any details about it.
“This year, fans of the critically-acclaimed Alien: Isolation video game are invited to embark on new adventures with Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, by watching, playing, and reading her story as she renews her fight against the aliens after the events of Isolation. 20th Century Fox will partner with a wide range of storytellers and innovators to bring this epic chapter in the Alien Universe to life, with even more entries in Amanda Ripley’s story soon to be announced. FoxNext Games’ studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC,” can be read from an official press email.
According to rumors leaked at the end of last year, the new Alien game will not present any single player campaign, focusing on online multiplayer, and will not be linked in any way to Alien Isolation, a title developed by SEGA and Creative Assembly and published at the beginning of 2014.
Alien: Blackout will be released on January 23 on iOS and Android while the future Alien MMO Shooter is still without a launch window, it is unclear whether the project is intended for the current generation platforms or PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.