It seems the new Alien game which was announced earlier this week will explore uncharted territory within the Alien cinematic universe! Unlike previous Alien games such as Aliens: Colonial Marines which was overseen by SEGA / Gearbox Software and Alien: Isolation which was overseen by Creative Assembly, this new untitled Alien game will be overseen by Fox's own gaming division FoxNet, who recently acquired Cold Iron Studios - the development company creating the game. This means Fox will have a tight grip on the work done throughout this game's entire development - which is great news for us fans after the disastrous example of a mishandled property which was Colonial Marines.
Add to that, Fox have explained that the new game will "explore areas of the universe that fans haven't gotten to experience", meaning that the game will very likely tie into the expanded universe set in place by Ridley Scott's Prometheus and most recent Alien: Covenant.
During the production of the Prometheus sequel, Ridley Scott and Fox created an "Alien rulebook" which outlined where the franchise can and should go, as well as definitive points of where things should not go. We can safely assume that this rulebook will act as a basis for the plot of the game and that given Fox's comments about unexplored areas of the Alien universe, aspects of Scott's great vision will also be exploited. Perhaps this game will act as a stepping stone for the next Alien: Covenant sequel?!
One thing we can safely bet on is that this will not be another generic Alien shooter with generic plot elements and stories which have been done to death. We will get to see more of this extremely diverse and intricate universe. There will be new planets, new Alien species and hopefully... if we're lucky... some answers to some of those burning questions Alien: Covenant neglected to answer.
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