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New MMO Shooter Based on the 'Alien' IP is in Development at Cold Iron Studios - MMORPG.com News

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited January 2019 in News & Features Discussion

imageNew MMO Shooter Based on the 'Alien' IP is in Development at Cold Iron Studios - MMORPG.com News

It appears that FoxNext Games and Cold Iron Studios are working on a massive multiplayer online shooter based on the Alien series of games and movies. "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."

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Well that's pretty exciting. :)
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  • IlayaIlaya Member UncommonPosts: 659

    SBFord said:

    Well that's pretty exciting. :)



    Indeed!!
    And tbh, THAT would be an awesome "Backround" as World to play in, IF well crafted.
    Wow, have to keep an Eye on that one for sure, even considering that my Hand-Eye Coordination isn't the best anymore in that Age. :D
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  • ThaneThane Member EpicPosts: 3,501
    edited January 2019
    shows us what's wrong with the gameing industry nowadays, if the "mobile" announcement was the big news, and this one a minor side note :)

    i am curious, will it feature both sides playable? and will it be pvp, or more a pve game?

    hope it will be pvp. hunting as alien always was most fun in those games, if they have enough rights and skill.... they should actually make it with 3 factions, and we all know they should :>
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  • OrthelianOrthelian Member UncommonPosts: 1,030
    The nature of the MMO genre doesn't seem well-suited to horror, but I'd be delighted to be surprised.
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  • enesisxlr8enesisxlr8 Member UncommonPosts: 43
    Look forward to the details!... VR support!?
  • nepulasnepulas Member UncommonPosts: 216
    oh yeah boy oh yeah i m in !

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  • hallucigenocidehallucigenocide Member RarePosts: 1,015
    cool.

    I had fun once, it was terrible.

  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    I heard there was a new Aliens game in the offing, but it was on mobile $4.99 with microtransactions, so a bit of a joke. :/
  • mcrippinsmcrippins Member RarePosts: 1,453
    Oh hell yes! Please let this be a good game.
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

    Phry said:

    I heard there was a new Aliens game in the offing, but it was on mobile $4.99 with microtransactions, so a bit of a joke. :/



    There is: Aliens Blackout. This is something different. @Phry
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    SBFord said:

    Phry said:

    I heard there was a new Aliens game in the offing, but it was on mobile $4.99 with microtransactions, so a bit of a joke. :/



    There is: Aliens Blackout. This is something different. @Phry
    Guess they were listening to the audience at Blizzcon after the guy on stage asked if people didn't have phones.  :p
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Phry said:
    SBFord said:

    Phry said:

    I heard there was a new Aliens game in the offing, but it was on mobile $4.99 with microtransactions, so a bit of a joke. :/



    There is: Aliens Blackout. This is something different. @Phry
    Guess they were listening to the audience at Blizzcon after the guy on stage asked if people didn't have phones.  :p
    I think that's exactly what happened :D Apparently when they announced Blackout as a mobile game, the community came unglued. Maybe by the time the announcement was sent out in PR form, they added the last bit to soothe the savage beasts. :D
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited January 2019
    So a Disney game!
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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,889
    When I see FoxNext the first thing that comes to mind is p2w cause of MSF. Don't really care if it's p2w as long as it's fun but just wondering if it will be.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004


    Look forward to the details!... VR support!?



    I don't think i can imagine a more terrifying IP for VR.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    Thane said:
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    i am curious, will it feature both sides playable? and will it be pvp, or more a pve game?

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    Could be PvE initially.

    The obvious PvP off-shoot would be Aliens vs. Predators. Which with humans could become 3-way. 
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,410
    edited January 2019

    Orthelian said:

    The nature of the MMO genre doesn't seem well-suited to horror, but I'd be delighted to be surprised.



    It's probably more Aliens and less of the first Alien but I agree.
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,342
     They should not waste there time .. Fortnite will kill it inside 3 months ...
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,023
    Well it has a massive IP going for it, but will need to get the shooter right before it worries about the MMO elements. We won't get a faction game like PS as the setting does not support that unless they do Corp V Corp. As long as we don't get another Anthem style game they have a lot of room to manoeuvre the gameplay in.

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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,808
    DMKano said:
    Cold Iron Studios is a subdivision of FoxNet games (twentieth century fox film and fox networks group)

    FoxNet already has Alien:Isolation - which is another Alien franchise game - so this would be another one to add.

    Cold Iron studios is about 30 devs - they are hiring right now - have 7 positions open including world builders, gun artist, surface artist, audio designer as well as back-end devops and infrastructure engineer spots.

    Should be plenty of devs out there to choose from (granted not all of them would ever want to work for another game company again)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Isolation

    I failed to find the information you gaive.
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    Should be pretty good... mostly.
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  • Jrich_cpJrich_cp Member UncommonPosts: 63
    edited January 2019
    What other monsters are there besides aliens? Will they introduce just new aliens for boss’s and such?
  • KingNaidKingNaid Member UncommonPosts: 1,389
    would be better with alien vs predetor
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    Jrich_cp said:
    What other monsters are there besides aliens? Will they introduce just new aliens for boss’s and such?
    There's tons of creatures if you've read any of the books or played the AvP games. Blood-pigs.. Fire-walkers.. clones.. Kriltics.. Louse.. Zandoids 
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited January 2019

    Nyctelios said:


    DMKano said:

    Cold Iron Studios is a subdivision of FoxNet games (twentieth century fox film and fox networks group)

    FoxNet already has Alien:Isolation - which is another Alien franchise game - so this would be another one to add.

    Cold Iron studios is about 30 devs - they are hiring right now - have 7 positions open including world builders, gun artist, surface artist, audio designer as well as back-end devops and infrastructure engineer spots.

    Should be plenty of devs out there to choose from (granted not all of them would ever want to work for another game company again)


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Isolation

    I failed to find the information you gaive.



    Cold Iron Studios home page http://coldironstudios.com/ states that "COLD IRON™ and COLDIRON™ are trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. © 2018 FoxNext Acquisition Holdings, LLC"

    It has the job listing as well.

    Also FoxNext Games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FoxNext which lists Cold Iron Games as a division.

    And since Disney have bought 20th Century Fox I assume that this will come with the purchase hence .....


    gervaise1 said:

    So a Disney game!



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