20th Century Fox game division FoxNext Games has acquired game developer Cold Iron Studios, which is developing an online shooter set in the Alien universe for console and PC.
Cold Iron Studios was founded in 2015 by former Cryptic Studios developers, including CEO Craig Zinkievich, chief technology officer Shannon Posniewski, and creative director Matt Highison.
“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,” Aaron Loeb, president of studios at FoxNext Games said in a press release. “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 added, “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.”