Obsidian, Gearbox Developing Aliens Games

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 11, 2006 2:05pm PST

The sharp eyes at Gaming Target noticed that an Aliens teaser page on Sega.com revealed two companies involved with the new Aliens games mentioned this morning. The page, since updated, listed both Obsidian Entertainment and Gearbox Software in the copyright section. Obsidian most recently worked on Neverwinter Nights 2, while Gearbox is best known for the Brothers in Arms games. It's not much of a surprise seeing these two companies involved, as the official press release announcing the deal between Sega and 20th Century Fox mentions the development of a role playing game as well as a first person shooter. The press release also corrects this morning's Hollywood Reporter story in saying the first game will be released in 2009, not 2008.

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  • I'm a TOTAL FAN of the ALIEN movies (esp. Aliens). And I think AvP and AvP2 did a fine job of capturing the atmosphere. Aliens is the ultimate franchise, it doesn't get old. It's the definition of atmosphere and adrenaline rush.

    Any new Alien game sounds like a good game to me. But ofcourse it needs to be on par with todays quality of games (any rehash of characters or appearance might ruin the fun). Hopefully the levels will be HUGE, lots of corridors, airducts and exploring. A remodel of Nostromo, LV426 etc. Maybe submissions of piloting the dropship, airduct escape, driving the car. Maybe now is a good time to use voices of the original actors (sigourney, biehn, henriksen, reiser, and esp. paxton), if they are willing (and provided that the game is good enough). And don't be shy on sampling lines, it could use hundreds of random ones as well.

    I for one am looking forward to a new Aliens game. Here's hoping..