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The Creative Assembly and Alien

This is a weird story.

So RPS was going to break a story about The Creative Assembly working on an Alien game of some sort only to be beaten to the punch by the Twitter feed of…”UK government culture secretary Ed Vaizey.”

That has to be a first.

Anyway actual details are terribly scarce at the moment. Basically, yes, CA is making a game based on Alien (not Aliens). It’s an action game. That’s basically all we know, which leaves people like me to start guessing.

I’m going to go with a slower paced survival horror game with action bits? Makes sense right?

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

5 thoughts to “The Creative Assembly and Alien”

  1. I hope you play as the Alien and you just kill everyone on the ship. Of course they would have to beef up the people on the ship a little bit but I would love that game.

  2. I hope they are literally making a game based on _Alien_ and not _Aliens_. Aliens is so hugely influential in terms of literally defining key video game concepts and there’s plenty of games that may as well be Aliens-themed.

    I’d like to see this as exactly what Bill suggested- a slowly paced survival horror title with minimal but pointed action, focusing more on dread and the themes in the film.

    If it’s a balls-out action game or a Dead Space kind of thing, I’m less interested. I want to see only _one_ facehugger, _one_ xenomorph. That would be a pretty daring design choice.

  3. There is no way this will be half as good as that one level in AvP ’00. Creative Assembly doesn’t have the…well, creative freedom to pull this off. Or the chops. Even if the concept is sound, it won’t transition into a good game or the suits will just outright ruin it. This is just the sort of project that attracts land mines with a gravitational pull, and this is the absolute wrong moment in the console cycle for such a game.

    Prove me wrong CA. I would love to be wrong.

    (But I won’t be)

  4. Thanks for the post! I know some of us are really don’t believe on such UFO that are said to be existed. There are lots of files about this what we call alien and lots of pictures are posting on some TV ads just to convince human kind that they do exist. As I browsing the net, I have read that the Australian government received an application from a news corporation a number of months ago for all the documents concerning UFOs. The Australian Department of Defense replied that nearly all its records on the subject had disappeared, stirring discussion of conspiracy. I found this here:Nearly all Australian UFO files have gone missing, newstype.com.

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