A new game set in the Alien universe is in development by Cold Iron Studios, publisher FoxNext Games – the video game arm of 21st Century Fox – announced today.
This news is coupled with FoxNext's announcement that it has acquired Cold Iron Studios. Though the studio hasn't yet shipped a game, its comprised of industry veterans who've worked on games such as BioShock Infinite and Metroid Prime 3.
According to FoxNext, this new game will be a shooter for both PC and consoles. No concrete details about the game were given, but it does appear it'll have some online component.
“We believe in FoxNext’s vision and we are thrilled about the opportunity to explore an amazing and rich universe,” Cold Iron CEO Craig Zinkievich said in a press release. “Our background in building online worlds and taking established franchises to the next level in interactive entertainment is a precise fit with our product roadmap ahead; we can’t wait to share more information soon.”
FoxNext's first game, Marvel Strike Force, a free-to-play role-playing game, is expected to launch sometimes this year.