Between the cancelled Obsidian-developed RPG, the abysmal Aliens: Colonial Marines and the not-so-bad Aliens vs. Predator, it can safely be said that the Alien franchise hasn’t been having the best run of luck in the realm of video games lately. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that developers are going to stop trying to do the film series justice. The latest news comes courtesy of Siliconera, who have uncovered a recent trademark listing for something called Alien: Isolation.
It was filed by 20th Century Fox for use with computer game and video game software, downloadable mobile software and decorative fridge magnets. Despite the last of those being incongruous, we’re going to guess that the listing is, indeed, for a relatively major game.
As far as we are aware, video game rights to the franchise remain in the hands of Sega, and a European subsidiary of theirs, The Creative Assembly (Total War series), has been working on an Alien IP title for a number of years. It is being developed under what is termed ‘the Console Team’ in job listings on their website. The last official word we heard about this mystery title was that the team was aiming to make it a 90+ rated game, though there have also been unconfirmed reports that it is headed towards next generation consoles.
Whatever this Alien: Isolation turns out to be, and whether it is indeed related to the project in the works at The Creative Assembly, we’ll make sure to keep on top of it and bring you further details when, and if, they come to light.