Upcoming Alien FPS Developer Named

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  • Submitted by Bluehair
  • ------------------------------ Following this week's announcement of a long-term partnership between Sega and 20th Century Fox to bring out a series of games set in the "Alien" universe, Sega issued today another press release wherein it reveals that Gearbox Software, the developers of, inter alia, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, James Bond: Nightfire and Brothers in Arms, have been contracted to create a FPS title based on the famous franchise. Although not specifically stated, this game will likely be made for the PC and be powered by Unreal Engine 3 -- last year indeed, Gearbox announced that Unreal Engine 3 technology would be the exclusive technology it would use for its next-generation console and PC games. It might not be Aliens Vs. Predator III but it certainly is a fantastic news for us fans of the Alien universe.
    First-Person Shooter to be Based on Motion Picture Franchise LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (December 15, 2006) – SEGA of America Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the signing of critically-acclaimed developer Gearbox Software to create a first-person shooter title based on the Alien film franchise for the next-generation systems with license from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. The agreement complements the recent announcement of an Alien RPG title for the next-generation systems to be developed by Obsidian Entertainment. Gearbox Software is a leading developer in the first-person shooter genre, producing titles for the industry’s top franchises including Brothers in Arms, Halo and Half-Life. They consistently produce best-selling titles and have garnered numerous industry awards. Gearbox Software's FPS Alien title will retain the atmospheric look and feel of the original films while leveraging next-generation technology to create an entirely new interactive Alien experience. "Gearbox Software has a storied history of bringing innovative and compelling design to the FPS category," said Simon Jeffery, President and COO,SEGA of America, Inc. "Combining their design talents with the intense action of the Alien franchise ensures that gamers will have an immersive and action-packed experience." "The Alien series has been a tremendous influence for myself, the people at Gearbox Software and the video games industry in general," said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. "The opportunity to work with the amazing people at SEGA and Fox to build a next generation video game in the Alien universe is one of those dream projects that is a perfect fit for our capability and our passion." Since its 1979 debut, Alien and its three sequels have grossed more than $557 million worldwide, garnering numerous awards, including two Academy Awards. In 2002, Alien was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
  • Link: http://www.sega.com/aliens
  • ------------------------------ Well i just cant wait for this! Thank's for the news Bluehair! x-M-x AvP2Files Admin
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