According to this story by the Hollywood Reporter, Sega has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox that allows the company to create new console and PC games set in the Alien universe. Projects include a first person shooter and a role playing game, and the first game is set to ship some time in 2008. Sega is in talks with actors like Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen to reprise their roles for the games.
Mike Gallo, senior producer of the "Alien" games at Sega, said the new games will not follow the strict story lines of any of the four films in the series but instead will provide a new experience by drawing from the history and lore that is the foundation of the films. "We'll go out of our way to tie the games into the films in unique ways," he said. "We're also looking at all 'Alien' source material for inspiration, in addition to the films. We may incorporate some characters that fans know and love, and we may let gamers find answers to questions that were left unanswered in the movies."