FoxNext Games' studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also now at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.
Alien: Blackout may not be the game any of us wanted, but at least there will be a continuation of Amanda Ripley's story.
You'll play as Amanda Ripley onboard a space station that's been invaded by a Xenomorph.
Back in November 2018, 20th Century Fox trademarked Alien: Blackout and many people wondered if this would be bringing a second installment to the Alien: Isolation title that came from Creative Assembly and Feral Interactive. Isolation, you'll need to "outsmart the flawless hunter by making perilous choices", shepherding the surviving crew to safety. Players have to guide these crew members through the Weyland-Yutani space station while avoiding the Xenomorphs that he Alien series is known for. "Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley's crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station's emergency systems", the game's description reads. The unpredictability of both the mysterious alien and the ultimate fate of the crew will force players to make life or death decisions that permanently alter the outcome of the game.
Dashing the hopes of those who wanted a fully-fledged sequel to 2014's much-loved Alien: Isolation, Alien: Blackout will be a mobile game.
There were rumours that we would be seeing the first glimpse of the new game on 6 December at the Games Awards, but they proved to be inaccurate. Alien: Blackout is an entirely different thing, though, and it's out on iOS and Android later this year. At the same time, it's too early to write the game off just yet - I'll reserve my judgment when I am able to get my hands on the title.