A new Aliens action-horror game is in the works at Survios, and it’s single-player

Aliens Survios game

It’s going to be ‘intense’

Another Aliens video game is in development, this time at Survios, the VR-centric studio behind games like Raw Data, Creed: Rise to Glory, and The Walking Dead Onslaught.

The studio hasn’t announced the name yet, but says the game will fall into the single-player, action-horror camp, which is something I can vaguely latch onto. Vaguely. It’s another “original storyline, set between the Alien and Aliens films,” in which a “battle-hardened veteran has a vendetta against the Xenomorphs.” Alien Islolation 2 this is not.

Built in Unreal Engine 5 for PC, consoles, and VR platforms, the Aliens game “will take full advantage of Survios’ expertise in creating immersive and authentic gaming experiences.”

More details at SDCC

With only some Xenomorph artwork to go on for now, we’ll have to wait until San Diego Comic-Con to learn more. Survios will share more details during the Alien: Expanding a Dark and Frightening Universe panel at SDCC next Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific.

“The vast universe of Alien is full of untold stories, and opportunities to create gripping original games,” said Luigi Priore, vice president, Disney, Pixar, and 20th Century Games. “We’re thrilled to work with a team like Survios who shares our passion for Alien.”

The studio is very much staffing up, hence this early, detail-light game announcement.

For all of the effort so far, I feel like the Aliens series hasn’t been able to capture lightning in a bottle lately, and I’m not convinced that’ll change anytime soon. Another upcoming game, Aliens: Dark Descent from Tindalos Interactive, is a squad-commanding real-time action game. Could be good! Or it could be another one that pads out the list.

At least with VR in the picture, we might get some adrenaline-pumping moments.

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