Aliens: Fireteam was a good third-person cooperative shooter, and Aliens: Darkish Descent seems to be like a promising top-down cooperative shooter, however each share a important drawback: neither resemble Alien Isolation, one of many tensest, most terrifying horror video games ever made. With the announcement of a brand new singleplayer Aliens sport immediately, there’s renewed hope (not less than, by me) that we’ll get one thing a bit nearer in spirit to that 2014 masterpiece.
Merely titled Aliens, this new singleplayer sport (I repeat “singleplayer” for deliberate emphasis) can be developed by Survios, which has a historical past growing VR video games, particularly The Strolling Lifeless Onslaught and Dash Vector. In response to Survios, the Unreal Engine 5 affair can be an “intense single-player, motion horror sport set within the iconic Alien universe”. The story can be set between the Alien and Aliens movies, “the place a battle hardened veteran has a vendetta towards the Xenomorphs”.
Given the “motion” in “motion horror”, it is protected to imagine this battle-hardened veteran can be armed nicely, as a result of nobody retaliates towards Xenomorphs with their mere fists. So we in all probability should not count on one thing too near Alien Isolation, however perhaps one thing nearer to Resident Evil, or Lifeless House, or the forthcoming Callisto Protocol.
Extra information on the sport will come throughout San Diego Comedian-Con on July 21, however it’s confirmed for consoles, PC, and VR, suggesting it’s going to be playable in each VR and on a daily ol’ display screen.
As for that different forthcoming Aliens sport, Aliens: Darkish Descent, that is nonetheless scheduled to reach a while in 2023. It is a top-down, twin-stick shooter cooperative sport, which… you do you, twentieth Century Video games, however it is time to make a scary Aliens sport once more.