The Alien franchise has had a rocky and inconsistent track record across all of the various mediums which it exists within, including video games. 20th Century Games has now announced a partnership with Survios to create a brand new “intense single-player, action-horror game set in the iconic Alien universe.”
Making the announcement via press release, Survios, the studio behind VR titles Sprint Vector and Creed: Rise to Glory announced “a new collaboration with 20th Century Games to develop an intense single-player, action-horror game set in the iconic Alien universe and built for PC, console, and VR.”
We have yet to see a trailer for the game, however more information has been promised to be shown at San Diego Comic-Con, which is set to take place on the 21st of July. That being said, the studio did confirm a few early details regarding the game.
This as-of-yet unnamed Alien title will “feature an original storyline, set between the Alien and Aliens ﬁlms, where a battle hardened veteran has a vendetta against the Xenomorphs”. Aside from this vague plot detail, we also know that the game is being developed using Epic’s latest and greatest Unreal Engine 5.
Alien Isolation was by far one of the best translations of the original film’s atmosphere and tension into video game form. Hopefully this upcoming title – powered by UE5 – manages to match or even surpass the aforementioned Alien Isolation. Luckily, we won't have to wait too long to see what vibe Survios is going for with their upcoming title. The full press release can be found HERE.
KitGuru says: What do you think of this announcement? Are you excited or apprehensive? Would you like to see an Alien Isolation 2 come to fruition? Let us know your thoughts down below.