FoxNext Games acquires Cold Iron Studios for Alien online shooter
FoxNext Games has acquired developer Cold Iron Studios, according to VentureBeat. They’re set to make a shooter set in the Alien universe. FoxNext has been focused on mobile games, but this new project is set for PC and consoles. FoxNext has been looking to expand and to deliver games based on fan properties. Cold Iron Studios comes to us from CEO Craig Zinkievich, CTO Shannon Posniewski and creative director Matt Highison.
FoxNext Games president Aaron Loeb said in a statement, “Cold Iron Studios has amazing design, craftsmanship, and development talent that we are excited to welcome at FoxNext Games as we pursue our goal to build a multi-platform, multi-genre portfolio of great games. I am a personal fan of Cold Iron’s previous work and all of us at FoxNext Games are thrilled to be working with them as they create an action-packed persistent world, steeped in the mysteries of this beloved Alien universe.”
Zinkievich said in a statement, “We believe in FoxNext’s vision and we are thrilled about the opportunity to explore an amazing and rich universe. Our background in building online worlds and taking established franchises to the next level in interactive entertainment is a precise fit with our product roadmap ahead; we can’t wait to share more information soon.”
What do you guys think of the FoxNext acquisition? Are you excited for a game set in the universe of the Alien movies? Let us know in the comments.