Creative Assembly working on PS4 Aliens FPS starring Ripley’s daughter, report claims
Creative Assembly, the British Studio behind the Total War series, is working on a PS4 FPS called Alien: Isolation, a Kotaku report claims. It’s influenced by Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored (fine targets to aim for indeed), revolves around Ripley’s daughter Amanda, and blends stealth and horror elements into its next-gen FPS weave.
Creative Assembly working on PS4 Aliens FPS Alien: Isolation
The Kotaku report claims there have been rumours of the game doing the rounds since spring, but now that Sega‘s trademarked the name Alien: Isolation, they’re confident those rumours are true. Sega remains tight-lipped and has yet to confirm anything, though.
The game’s protagonist is Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who’s mentioned in James Camerons’s 1986 movie Aliens (and had died long before Ripley was recovered from her extra-long space nap at the start of the movie). Other than that single mention, Amanda’s virgin territory for the Aliens franchise.
The report also claims that Sega took criticism of Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines very seriously, which goes some way into explaining Alien: Isolation’s radically different stealth/horror focus.
Creative Assembly’s unproven as a first-person shooter studio, but it’s won plenty of plaudits for the Total War strategy series on PC. And without drawing too many spurious parallels, it knows how to condense a huge amount of historical material into its games. Maybe it’s the studio that can finally tame the Aliens lore and its spiky fans?