Many of you are probably wondering... where does Cold Iron Studio's Aliens: Fireteam fit in to the official Alien universe timeline? Well, wonder no more! In a recent feature by IGN, Cold Iron Studios revealed that Aliens: Fireteam will take place 23 years after the events of Aliens and Alien 3!
Aliens: Fireteam takes place in the year 2202, 23 years after the events of Aliens and Alien3. One of the major events in the backstory is the passing of the Colonial Protection Act in 2187. That is a government reaction to what the companies were doing in the outer rim in the frontier, basically saying, ‘[Corporations] have been running roughshod over everything out there, causing a lot of people misery, we’re going to take a more active hand in this.’
You, the player, will be one of the Colonial Marines enlisting for this cause.
Aliens: Fireteam aims to tell a brand new story in the Alien universe and will introduce us to a new planet as well, LV-895. What's even more enticing is that Cold Iron added that they drew inspiration from Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Alien: Covenant as well!
There are themes, there are things that happen in Prometheus and Alien Covenant that do show up in the game as well, I think we’re planning on talking about those later, but we are pulling Prometheus and Covenant into the future of the timeline.
Does this excite you even more for Aliens: Fireteam? Let us know in the comments!
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The future of Alien
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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