Survios is partnering up with 20th Century Games to develop a new single-player, action-horror VR game set in the Aliens universe.
According to a description posted on the studio’s website, the game is being developed for PC, consoles, and VR. It will use Unreal Engine 5 for its graphics, creating an immersive world where players can be part of an original storyline that takes place between the Alien and Aliens films, in which “a battle-hardened veteran has a vendetta against the Xenomorphs.”
Survios has plenty of experience building out existing entertainment properties through video games. The studio previously secured the license for MGM’s Creed movie, which resulted in the development of its Creed: Rise to Glory VR boxing game. Survios has also released games set in the universe of TV shows such as AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Westworld.
“When I joined Survios in 2020, it was to build bigger, more ambitious games, using the best entertainment franchises across console, PC, and VR platforms,” said TQ Jefferson, Chief Product Officer at Survios, per VentureBeat. “Aliens is a distinct and terrifying world that fans love to be entrenched in, and it is perfect for Survios’ proven expertise in creating immersive gaming experiences.”
“The vast universe of Alien is full of untold stories, and opportunities to create gripping original games,” added Luigi Priore, VP of Disney, Pixar and 20th Century Games. “We’re thrilled to work with a team like Survios who shares our passion for Alien, and for immersing fans into new worlds and experiences.”
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Despite being primarily known as a film franchise, the Aliens series has almost as long a history in video games. Its history is filled with memorable entries like Alien Isolation, and more infamous ones like Alien Colonial Marines. Aliens: Fireteam Elite joined the ranks last year, and came loaded with some great Aliens Easter eggs for players to uncover.
There’s also a strategy game called Aliens: Dark Descent due out next year, which will drop players into an original Alien story where they’ll lead a team of marines into battle against the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. A cinematic trailer for the game revealed the tone of what players can expect, teasing a more squad-based approach to Xenomorph combat.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.