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New Alien game in the works at Cold Iron Studios!
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No, it's not Alien: Isolation 2, but a new Alien videogame is currently in development at Cold Iron Studios - including developers who worked on Borderlands and BioShock Infinite! The new Alien title is being classified as a shooter and will be available on both PC and next gen gaming consoles. Currently no release date or plot for the game have been revealed, but as new details arrive we will be sure to keep you updated!

It is possible this new game might revolve around the newly expanded Alien universe and involve aspects of both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant - considering the Marines vs. Xenomorph angle has been played to death with previous Alien games, it would be a good move for the developers to include more of the Alien's lore with this new title.

What do you hope this new game includes? Let us know in the comments!

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The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

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18 Fan responses to New Alien game in the works at Cold Iron Studios!


FacehuggerMember299 XPJan-18-2018 8:21 AM

I would love an a Alien Isolation style game with the inclusion of Prometheus lore and rooms with bio experiments that come to life at attack a poorly armed character. 


OvomorphMember86 XPJan-18-2018 8:46 AM

@Critters5 I agree. Honestly I hope it isn't a complete shooter game we've had enough of those. I'd be fine if it was an Engineer as the main antagonist. I guess we'll have to wait and see.



OvomorphMember1 XPJan-18-2018 8:49 AM

Yup...cuz...'The Queen' is 'hard of hearing'....



DeaconMember10416 XPJan-18-2018 9:09 AM

It will be interesting to see where they can take this game and what it would be about, Isolation was a hit and good game due to it bringing in the same kind of jeopardy that ALIEN and ALIEN 3 had it was a interesting Formula..   Colonial Marines did not do to well, because it was basically just a SHOOTER but i think the Plot and Characters in the game just did not hit home as well as Alien Isolation.

I think this hits home with the Movies too, a Good Plot and Characters is Crucial for a Xenomorph movie, just as much as a Game, because there is only so much you can go around Shooting at Eggs, Face Huggers, Xenomorphs and a Queen...  before it gets repetitive.

The expanded universe has opened up the possibility to add NEW elements and ideas, i think a GAME that is more of a Survival Horror like a Resident Evil/Silent Hill in Space and so similar to a Dead Space kind of Game would be interesting instead of the typical discover a Xenomorph Hive, and deal with hordes of Xenomorphs kind of shooter.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJan-18-2018 9:31 AM

Alien Isolation 2 with an option to play stealthy, action or combination of both would be fine with me.


FacehuggerMember299 XPJan-18-2018 9:34 AM

Dead on Bigdave : 0) 


ChestbursterMember926 XPJan-18-2018 9:47 AM

I want to play as the Xenomorph. There hasn't been a game where you can play as the Alien in a single player campaign since Aliens vs Predator (2010). Marines and human survivors are cool and all, but I really enjoy the being the Alien. 


DeaconMember10416 XPJan-18-2018 10:00 AM

I think indeed DK a game that has more Action than Alien Isolation, but is not a all out Shooter is certainly a good route to go,  i feel a movie has to go the same route,  a ALIENS kind of remake would not be as effective as a movie or game... compared to say...

IMAGINE.. Alien Covenant, was the Colonist arriving after David had left on a Engineer ship, so they just uncover all the Horrors left behind, were more Crew could be attacked infected with Xenomorph and Neomorphs..  So a game set after Alien Covenant where a Ship with a 8-12 crew lands on Planet 4 would give us a Survival Horror that has a bit of suspense and action.


Indeed a game where we can also play the Xenomorph would be interesting, i can just imagine a more Survival Horror based game like Isolation where you play the Xenomorph... that would be pretty AWESOME


FacehuggerMember299 XPJan-18-2018 11:26 AM

Awesome Bigdave


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XenomorphStaff1217 XPJan-18-2018 3:52 PM

If the Engineers will be in this... 

I would love to see a game that takes place on Planet 4, in the Engineer city. Where the player would have to do specific tasks around the city at night during a crazy storm, also while avoiding Neomorphs, and later the proto-xenomorph. Like BigDave said.


XenomorphMember1330 XPJan-18-2018 5:20 PM

Great news! Keep the Alien verse alive.

How did they get the license? Who owns the rights to develop Alien themed stuff? Disney?


Love to have it on the catacombs...deep in the tombs. Would be much easier to create...Planet 4 has has many of objects(trees,cities, lakes)..Lv223 just has rocks. 


DeaconMember10416 XPJan-19-2018 1:49 AM

If we take a look at this map that Ingeniero provided on one of their threads, and we assume its accurate

It shows the Potential for Locations within such a Game, i have added a Circle where the Neomorph Attacks happened, and thus where the body of Hallett and Ankor will be located.  So a Video Game mission to Planet 4 would allow for the discovery/exploration of a number of things.

*Lander Crash Site: Not much evidence to be gained, maybe the bodies of Karine, and Ledwood would be in no good condition to figure whats happened, and Farris no doubt would be severely burnt.

*Neomorph Attack Zone: Where the remains of Hallett and Ankor are located.

*Juggernaught Ship: Where a number of clues remains and Neomorph Spores.

*Stream/River just before the passage to the Juggernaught: The location of the Spores that infected Ledwood, but more Spores could be located at various areas near River/Streams.

*The Inner Engineer City: Where we would have the location of many Dead Bombarded Engineers.

*The Hanger/Docking Bay: What is left to discover here? Any Engineer Ships?

*The Crashed Docking Ship: Another place to explore, what condition are the Dead Engineers in here?

*The Cathedral Building: Again maybe one of the Main Locations, where Davids Workshop (some Black Goo)  and Experiments are located, the Dead Bodies of Rosenthal, Cole and Oram including the Egg Chamber with plenty of Eggs remaining.  Plus likely Walters Body (depending on his condition).

*Other City Buildings: What clues/horrors remain here, was their temporary shelter from the Bombardment in any of these buildings?

*Vast Mountains, Forest and Open Plains: For locations, where the Gamer could be hunted by Xenomorphs/Neomorphs.

*Missing Neomorph: We only saw the death of one, so where is the other? How long do them live and what happens when they Die?

The other Questions Remaining is what became of the Xenomorph/Neomorph Bodies are their remains, do they decompose?  Ridley Scott Teased the Xenomorph would Regenerate, which sounds silly, but maybe not if from the remains, they break down and small Egg Spores grow.

So there is certainly a lot of areas to explore....

A game could have the crew split into groups, one group remains at the Landing Site, and a lot depends where this site is located.... do they land close to the Covenant Lander Wreckage? Closer to the City?

While another TWO Group go off to different areas.... The Player taking control of a character within one of these exploring groups who go to one location, are maybe then called for help by those at the Landing Site or other Party Exploring the different area... which when the Player arrives he discovers they have been infected etc...

The Game could offer TWO alternative Characters to select, one a Female and one a Male, like the Original Resident Evil Game, and each Character belongs to a different exploration party.  So if you choose Character A you head off to explore the Juggernaught First, get a SOS to help the other Party, or arrive where they are latter (The Cathedral)  while if you choose Character B you are off to the City/Cathedral first, maybe you arrive latter at the Juggernaught or witness survivors of this Party running to your location, with Neomorph in pursuit.

If you are Character A, then by the time you reach the Cathedral, you will discover a few of that Party have been infected with Face Huggers, maybe discover the Bodies and Witness Chest Burster.

If you are Character B maybe you discover Orams body and the Egg Cave, see some get Face Hugged and attempt to leave the Cathedral at which point you run into Character A running of from a Neomorph.

So yes a kind of Survival Horror Game could work very well.




OvomorphMember43 XPMar-06-2018 7:47 AM

If you research CIS you'll see that they are known for MMO's like Star Trek Online before they were bought by Fox.

This game is likely to be an MMO.


Fox wouldn't buy just any game developer to release a one off AAA title.


FacehuggerMember299 XPMay-11-2018 10:43 AM

Is this the new VR game they are planning? :o/ 


OvomorphMember25 XPDec-11-2018 7:51 AM

I'm very excited for this! Hoping it includes some Predator-references as well! <3


OvomorphMember12 XPJun-13-2020 7:06 AM

Alien isolation :

Short version: This game is really close to perfect but held back by a few minor things.

Long version: I absolutely loved this game. I play a lot of horror games and very few have ever kept me in a constant state of tension like this one. I really enjoyed that they made it true to the aesthetic of the first movie.

Literally the only complaints I had were the story/ending and the length.

As far as the story goes, I just didn't really care about most of the characters or their motivations, and everything could have been more fleshed out. I will say this did provide a benefit in that I was so immersed in the gameplay that the story I was playing was that I myself was trying to escape this nightmare, which actually may have helped in terms of the suspense I felt. The ending was so abrupt and anticlimactic after 30 hours of fighting tooth and nail to survive.

I also think the game was way longer than it should have been. A few of the mechanics ended up getting stale, and since I was so tense the whole time it was honestly kind of exhausting towards the end. Rarely do I complain about being given too much game, but I think the experience would have been better in a tighter more concise package.

Even with those complaints, it's one of the best horror games I've ever played.



OvomorphMember12 XPJun-15-2020 1:11 AM

I would love to see a game that takes place on Planet 4, in the Engineer city. Where the player would have to do specific tasks around the city at night during a crazy storm, also while avoiding Neomorphs, and later the proto-xenomorph. Like BigDave said. happymod

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