A new Alien shooter with a "persistent world" is on the way

Fox's gaming division has acquired the Bay area-based Cold Iron Studios to develop the project

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The game is set to be a shooter for consoles and PC (via Polygon).

Founded in 2015, Cold Iron Studios is a almost three-year-old game studio composed of industry veterans. Thus, here's to hoping that Cold Iron Studios hits this next title out of the park.

"FoxNext Games seeks to make games as important a part of Fox's business as movies and television", he says.

Alien will return to the video game world with a new shooter developed by Cold Iron Studios and FoxNext Games. "Games will be the defining entertainment medium of this century, in our view". The studio was founded by seasoned video game designers who helped bring to life beloved titles like Borderlands, BioShock Infinite, Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Metroid Prime 3. FoxNext's first title, the mobile game MARVEL Strike Force, is slated to launch this year.

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"We believe in FoxNext's vision and we are thrilled about the opportunity to explore an awesome and rich universe", Zinkievich said in a statement.

"It's Aliens! We're all excited to be working on such a storied franchise".

If you've shrugged due to lack of awareness at the mention of Cold Iron, don't worry, it is because this will be their first game under this name. Not much is known about the project yet, but the studio did tell GamesIndustry.biz that the game will "explore areas of the universe that fans haven't got to experience".

From the sound of things, the game will be more action-oriented than the survival-horror nature of Alien: Isolation, suggesting that the approach they might be taking is to make a game like Aliens: Colonial Marines, except, well, good.

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