The announcement of Alien: Blackout, a mobile title from D3 Go! and FoxNext, being a continuation of Amanda Ripley’s story from Alien: Isolation was met with a collective shrug from gamers. This is where Ellen Ripley’s daughter is going to go after escaping a station filed with killer androids and a tenacious xenomorph? Would it be possible to get back to Jonesy’s adventures instead?
In all the back and forth over how mobile games are getting all the good franchises, people are missing the silver lining. Buried in the Blackout press release, is an interesting bit of information for those looking for a meatier Alien game.
FoxNext Games’ studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.
FoxNext acquired Cold Iron in January of last year, but no one knew what kind of shooter they were working on. Now we know it’s going to chase that massively multiplayer money.