Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

A video game division for 20th Century Fox, FoxNext Games has recently acquired San Francisco-based game developer Cold Iron Studios. Members of the studio are people who previously worked on popular games like BioShock Infinite, City of Heroes and Metroid Prime 3 as former members of Cryptic Studios. FoxNext then announced of developing a new game on the Alien sci-fi horror saga for PC and consoles.

Director Ridley Scott has created a sci-fi movie masterpiece back in 1979 with the movie Alien and that has spawned into a series of films and other spin-off series as well. Adapting the elements, some classic games like Alien: Colonial Marines and Alien: Isolation was made over the years. The most recent live-action movie installment of the Alien franchise was Alien: Covenant, released on 2017 but it's been a long time since we saw a video game based on the same series.

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FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

So far, all we know about this upcoming title is that it is going to be a shooter aside from it being set of Ridley Scott's Alien universe. FoxNext is looking to deliver an action-packed experience to the players and the fans of the series. FoxNext Games president Aaron Loeb is a fan of the works Cold Iron Studios have done in past. Besides, they are looking for a few spin-offs and creating original games as well.

CEO of Cold Iron Studios, Craig Zinkievich believes that according to the road-map set by the studio, they are all set to expand the amazing universe of the Xenomorphs and take it to the next level. The vision that FoxNext has set for them to work on is just what they needed to do that and since they have been in the game making business for quite some time now, they know how to give us a new Alien shooter game that the fan-base is dying for..

In past, Japanese video game developer and publisher Sega used to have exclusive publishing rights from 20th Century Fox for the franchise of video games based on Alien and related media. Although the first game to debut from FoxNext Games is going to be Marvel Strike Force, a free-to-play role-playing mobile game in 2018, the new Alien video game will be the first title release from Cold Iron Studios.