The "Alien" franchise has delighted fans of sci-fi, horror and survival for years. The creature at the center of the entire plot, the alien, has now become the epitome of all evil in the sci-fi genre. Now Survios Studios is developing a new game set in the world of Alien.
Aliens: Single Player Horror
A very popular Alien game is Alien: Isolation. Like this new game, it is a single-player horror game. The horror genre has repeatedly experimented with multiplayer formats in recent years. Games like "Dead by Daylight" and "Phasmophobia" came out of it. Still, it seems like the horror genre is just better suited for single player games. So it's not surprising that Survios Studios is now staying true to the single player course of the "Alien" games. The new game should simply be called "Aliens".
Set in the already familiar world of the franchise of the same name, fans can look forward to finding familiar creatures and locations throughout the game. However, the game also wants to bring unique innovations to the franchise. To achieve this, for example, you don't want to make the same missteps that Alien: Isolation and Aliens: Fireteam Elite did before. While both titles were good in terms of their gameplay and received positive reviews accordingly, they failed to expand the "Alien" universe. This new game aims to change that. You don't just want to fall back on what you already know, you also want to bring in new aspects.
Alien: Isolation is a true classic of the sci-fi horror genre.
Action and immersion
Not much is known about the game's plot in the early stages of development. However, we already know that the game is chronologically classified between the first "Alien" movie and the sequel. The game follows the story of a military veteran who has sworn to destroy the aliens, also known as Xenomorphs. Your battles against the Xenomorphs also provide a gripping action element to the game. As a player, you will also be able, among other things, to adapt your character to your wishes. However, how much freedom character creation offers players is not yet entirely clear.
Another special feature of "Aliens" is that the game should not only come out for PC and consoles. It should also be playable in VR. Along with the fact that the game is being developed with the brand new Unreal Engine 5, players can look forward to a graphically unique experience. This experience will hopefully be transferred to the world of virtual reality without any problems. This is where the game has a lot of potential.
With a brand new story, top notch graphics and virtual reality, this game promises a lot. However, it also has a lot to do to make up for Aliens: Fireteam Elite's flaws. Still, the game already looks promising and fans hope that doesn't change as development progresses. However, if you are hoping to hold the game in your hands soon, you will have to be patient. Development is still in its infancy and it will be a while before the game is ready and released.