Alien Blackout FPS To Be Revealed Next Week At The Game Awards
The rumour mill has gone into overdrive today with the potentially imminent announcement of a new Alien game. 20th Century Fox has just trademarked the name Alien: Blackout for PC and consoles, a move that ties in very nicely with the upcoming Game Awards 2018.
There are signs that a new Alien game for PC and consoles in is incubation. Last week various gaming sites spotted that 20th Century Fox had registered a trademark for an as yet unannounced video game with the title of Alien: Blackout. This news gelled nicely with an Alien themed Twitter tease from The Game Awards chief Geoff Keighley (See below)
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 2, 2018
Adding fuel to the above, last week the famous games developer Hideo Kojima posted photos of his visit to Fox Studios, posing next to Alien memorabilia. The Game Awards official account Tweeted in response that “WORLDS WILL CHANGE”.
Visited 20th Century FOX. pic.twitter.com/PzeGxlQOZv
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 20, 2018
We’ve known a new Alien game is in development for a while earlier this year, we learned that FoxNext Games had purchased Cold Iron Studios to work on the game, which is rumored to feature a persistent online world.
Taken together, it looks increasingly likely that we’ll be getting our first look at Alien: Blackout at the Game Awards.
If you head on over to the Cold Iron studios web site you will see that the landing page is headlined “we’re hiring” and one of the carousel banner photos features a head and shoulders shot of the Alien. A little text on this same page confirms that the San Jose-based studios are “working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise”. EuroGamer also notes that earlier in 2018 FoxNext’s president of studios Aaron Loeb said that his firm is thrilled to be working with Cold Iron “as they create an action-packed persistent world, steeped in the mysteries of this beloved Alien universe”.
As always, all information and conclusions here should be taken with a grain of salt. Game development and games change all the time, and the above pages could possibly have old and now incorrect information.
Whatever the case may be, it appears we won’t have to wait long to know much more as the game looks poised to make its debut appearance during The Game Awards 2018 on December 6.