Cliff Bleszinski, the game developer behind the first Gears of War games, said on Twitter that his former Studio, Boss Key Productions, was once in talks with Fox about a possible Alien game. It would have been a first-person shooter.
‘CliffyB’ tells that the project fell through because it was simply lost in the chaos of Disney’s acquisition of Fox, something he regrets. The acquisition of Fox by Disney was completed early in 2019. “I’ve always said that the only games I’d make under license are Transformers and Aliens,” Bleszinski said.
“Ripley would be your ‘Cortana/Anya’. You play an adult Newt, on Earth. Weyland-Yutani is making weapons of the Aliens in a location á la Black Mesa and, of course, the mess breaks out,” he describes. the developer of the game. The game would also feature an android like Ash and Bishop in the movies, but a different one, named after Newt’s doll Casey.
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film that is considered a classic in both genres. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and the main character is Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver. Bleszinski’s game would draw more material from the second film, Aliens. It was directed by James Cameron and had more action.
Epic Games veteran Cliff Bleszinski is best known for his work on games such as Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Gears of War, Bulletstorm and LawBreakers. Since 2018, he has retired from making games.