Rumour: A New Alien Game Could Be Announced at The Game Awards

By Sam Quirke, 23 days ago
Alien: Isolation is easily the scariest gaming experience I've managed to see through to the finish, but I'm not sure I'm ready for another xenomorph adventure. I may have to hide behind a couch if this rumour is true: A game titled Alien: Blackout has been rumoured, with an announcement potentially arriving during The Game Awards on December 6th.

Please don't make me go through this again.Please don't make me go through this again.


First off, Twentieth Century Fox (the owners of the Alien brand) have trademarked the name Alien: Blackout in the European Union Intellectual Property Office. We have known for some time that Cold Iron Studios have been hired to work on an Alien game, so this trademark suggests that the name, at least, has been decided on.

Then there's this tweet from Geoff Keighley, the man behind The Game Awards themselves:



The tweet is clearly attempting to cryptically hint at a game announcement or trailer at The Game Awards (where games are often announced and shown off), but fans of the sci-fi franchise immediately noticed the similarities between the font on this screen, and the font seen across the movie and video game series.

What remains to be seen is the nature of the game. Cold Iron was formed in 2015 by industry veterans who have previously worked on both MMO and action titles. Obviously those folks aren't limited to those genres, but it would be interesting to see if Fox, like many other multimedia giants, is looking to break into a persistent online gaming experience based on the Alien universe.

We'll almost certainly find out more on December 6th.

We've got the full list of Alien: Isolation trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.