The recent reveal of Aliens: Fireteam (a co-op shooter from Cold Iron Studios
based on the film of the same name) has quickly proven to be one of the year’s most welcome surprises so far. At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has left us questioning when previously revealed games will be released, the seemingly simple announcement of a potentially major, entirely new game on the horizon feels much more hopeful than ever before.
Besides, after all these years, there is still a special something about the Alien
franchise that has never faded away. Even though recent Alien
movies failed to capture even a hint of what made Alien
two of the finest sci-fi films ever made, nothing has truly diminished the shine of their gold standard status.
Mind you, it hasn’t been all bad. 2014’s Alien Isolation
, for instance, is widely considered to be one