Following the rather disappointing news yesterday that the Alien: Blackout project was nothing more than a mobile game app for iOS and Android devices, Fox have revealed through a press release that the other untitled Alien game currently being developed by Cold Iron Studios will be a "massive multiplayer online shooter" - much better.
For years, fans have wished for a massive online shooter experience set in the Alien universe and after Aliens: Colonial Marines failed to deliver, Alien: Isolation went the complete opposite direction, leaving our hunger for a competitive online shooter unsatisfied.
What do you think Cold Iron's Alien game will be titled? What are your Hope's for this new multiplayer experience? Do you want Aliens and Marines to be playable teams or should the game focus on only one species? Should the game include aspects from Prometheus and Alien: Covenant?! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Alien: Blackout releases January 24th. Cold Iron's Alien game currently has no release date set, but as new details arise we'll be sure to keep you updated!
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Not a big fan of online games. I prefer a great story and suspenseful gameplay, two things hard to achieve in a game like this. As far as Alien games go, Isolation and the marine campaign in AvP2 have never been bettered in terms of suspense and story.
I think there is always the Market for Multiple Online Shooters, i used to play quite a few back prior to 2005 and the ones that stood out for me was the Games where it was more than just Shoot/Kill and Capture the Flag etc.
I was a really Big Fan of Wolfenstien Enemy Territory as it was not centered around just running around and killing.
With regards to a ALIEN Universe Shooter it would depend again if its just the standard Run and Shoot Formula and if its the Camerons Aliens and as per ALIENS.
By that i means Marines vs Aliens.
Were you Play Marines with Various Weapon Options such as Pulse Riffles, Smart Guns, Flame Throwers and Shotguns. And the Alien Player can play as Xenomorphs, Face Huggers and a Queen!
Then i think it would be very limited.....
But there is scope to show us different Hybrids of Xenomorphs that have different abilities, have different classes of Marines which include Medics, and Special Ops.. I then feel provided the Game is not all Run and Shoot based, but objective based then i think it could work!
Set in the Alien Universe could allow for additional Fractions such as Engineers and Synthetics but it would be likely better if those sides have Less Numbers but superior abilities.
So there is more scope than just limited variations of Xenomorph and Marines we saw in the 1986 ALIENS Movie.
It could even have the Predators as a Downloadable Content so some Battles can just be set in the ALIEN Universe while others could expand to the AVP Franchise.
I think in part its a shame that its JUST a Multiplayer Game, as i think there is GREAT potential to do a ALIEN Universe Game that has the Perfect Balance between a Survival Horror of Alien Isolation, and a Shooter like the Latest AVP Games and Colonial Marine Game.... especially with the EXPANDED Universe that the Prometheus/Alien Covenant Plots had introduced.
Maybe we could see a Single Player Game set in the Alien Expanded Universe down the Line?
"It only proves how intellectually bankrupt the Alien franchise holders are"
Unfortunately..... Financial Bankruptcy is a more real Concept... and its the same with the Comics... there is always a Market to make $$$$$ that would be less risk Financially than trying to Provide a Movie thats Dark and Thought Provoking!
A Blomkamp/Cameron ALIEN movie is likely to make more Money than a continuation of a Ridley Scott Attempt! as a majority still do Lament for Xenomorphs and Queens killing Humans and Marines.
It would be interesting to get some kind of RPG type Game set in the Franchise that is not purely about Xenomorphs and Run and Shoot! But i feel even when the Movie Franchise is Dead and Buried from further Damage!
There will always be the Merchandise, Comics and Games that Disney know they can make money from within the Alien Franchise... why i cant see them selling the Franchise to someone else.
”Pass. Would rather have a good single player experience.”
I agree with these segments.
Also, Chris has there really been a hunger for this type of game for years? I didn’t know that, well maybe that’s the case with AVP in mind and considering the massive game studios that stick purely to mmo games, presumably based on a demand on the market, as BigDave touched upon.
I think a new AVP or an Aliens Colonial Marines game could benefit with online gameplay with frenetic action and teamwork, while an Alien survival-horror game works best with a single player experience, putting more emphasis on a fleshed out story, character arcs and tension, masterfully done in A:I.
Something in the same genre as star wars battlefront 2 could be a good way to go. Unlocking different marine weapons or alien types depending on how well and how much effort you put in would get me in.
First I got to say that I am not a big gamer and second that I have never played an Alien game ever. We have been talking about if the beast is cooked because of various comics and what not. If the game is crappy then it will maybe cook the beast even more? To me I would rather take a game where it stalks in the background because there have been many games where you see the enemies, and (like Doom, Wolfenstein, and so on) but maybe (I am not sure so I say maybe) not as many where you are being stalked by a monster where you have seen it. Hide it in the shadows and it might be better as a scare effect.
Remake of the ZX Spectrum Game.... ALIENS... certainly was a Scary Game, due to the Controls, and how you can only control ONE Character a time and had to rush to switch to them quickly when they are in Peril.... and how the Xenomorph can just come out of the Blue... making it HARD so your up against it!
This i feel is what made Alien Isolation work... because the ODDS where Stacked Against you.... and its the same as WHY we have ALIEN and ALIEN 3 work better as Movies.
Personally I would enjoy seeing a game somewhat similar to the 2010 Alien VS Predator game, (as far as online goes.) I feel they could do well with it with todays gaming platforms. Although, ideally, I think I would rather have a game where I play as a Marine and am stalked by the predator with many darker areas and creepy scenes. Maybe I am wishing for something like another Dead Space game, I don't know. Just my .02
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