The upcoming Alien film Prometheus (codename) from Ridley Scott (director of the original Alien) may be getting a new videogame that ties into the upcoming movie from developer The Creative Assembly; for consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3, no doubt).
The Creative Assembly is the development team behind the Total War series and will be making the game for publisher Sega. Although it hasn’t been confirmed that it is a tie-in game to the film.
They say that their videogame is targeting Red Dead Redemption, Batman: Arkham Asylum in quality.
“It's playing to the console team's strengths, certainly” says Creative Assembly studio director Tim Heaton. “Let's face it, the Alien IP is fantastic stuff to work with and the team are all geeks who all love that sort of thing, so it works well. One of our big questions marks was that we didn't want to just make a game out of a film license – you know, just deliver the film and that's about it. We're aiming for the Red Dead Redemptions, the Arkham Asylums; that's absolutely where we want to be. We want to make a 90 percent game that's easily communicable to people simply because it's in that Alien world.”
The Creative Assembly apparently came to Sega with the pitch for the title, and Sega is “very excited” about the project
“Let’s face it, the Alien IP is fantastic stuff to work with… We’re aiming for the Red Dead Redemption/Arkham Asylums…” — Creative Assembly director Tim Heaton“Specifically, CA came to us with the pitch and we were super excited about it,” says Gary Dunn, Sega's senior VP of production. “We thought long and hard about it, but if Creative Assembly is about one thing it's about high standard, and that DNA will undoubtedly flow through the console team into the game.”
No word on what the gameplay will be like in the title, although they have a gameplay demo already up and running and will be revealing the game at E3 2011. I wonder if it could be a real-time strategy game?
It’s important to note that this game is NOT the long-developed (since 2006) Gearbox-developed Aliens: Colonial Marines first-person shooter title. The two have nothing to do with each other. Nor does this game have anything to do with the cancelled Alien RPG from Obsidian.
The upcoming Alien film btw has a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce and is due in theaters June 2012.
Excited about the prospect of a new Alien game? I know I am!
Josh 14 May, 2011
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