The video game division which was created by 20th Century Fox in 2017 called FoxNext Games has announced that they have acquired Bay Area developers Cold Iron Studios to create a new game based on the Alien franchise, which the studio has confirmed as a shooter for consoles and PC.
Cold Iron Studios was founding in 2015 by former members of Cryptic Studios (Neverwinter, City of Heroes). In a press release, FoxNext said the acquisition was representative of its “commitment to deliver new AAA offerings across numerous fan favourite properties and original games.”
“Cold Iron Studios has amazing design, craftsmanship and development talent that we are excited to welcome at FoxNext Games as we pursue our goal to build a multi-platform, multi-genre portfolio of great games,” Aaron Loeb, president of studios at FoxNext Games said in the release. “I am a personal fan of Cold Iron’s previous work and all of us at FoxNext Games are thrilled to be working with them as they create an action-packed persistent world, steeped in the mysteries of this beloved Alien universe.”
“We believe in FoxNext’s vision and we are thrilled about the opportunity to explore an amazing and rich universe,” Cold Iron Studios CEO Craig Zinkievich said in a 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.”
Currently, the Alien Video games have been published by Sega, who released Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predators, the panned Aliens: Colonial Marines and the well received Alien Isolation. It is unsure if Sega will be the publisher of this upcoming title.
FoxNext will be releasing their debut title soon, a free-to-play RPG called Marvel Strike Force, which will be released on Mobile Devices early this year.