Cold Iron's Co-Op Shooter ALIENS: FIRETEAM Is Coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series & PC This Summer
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Multiplayer Shooters
It took a bit longer than expected, but Cold Iron Studios — now a part of the Daybreak Games family — has officially announced Aliens: Fireteam, an action-packed co-op survival shooter that was first teased back in January 2018. The newly revealed TPS will be self-published by the San Jose–based company itself.
Set 23 years after the ending of David Fincher's criminally overlooked Alien 3, Aliens: Fireteam will give fans the chance to team-up with 2 other Colonial Marines in co-op, and exterminate all the deadly Xenomorphs infesting the otherwise peaceful colony LV-895 together. Heavily inspired by the Left 4 Dead franchise and James Cameron's Aliens, the game's story mode will feature 4 campaigns, each including 3 missions.
To even stand a chance against these vicious monsters, you'll have to learn to adapt to any life-threatening situation in an instant. Thankfully, Fireteam's arsenal of 30+ weapons and 70+ attachments should help you hold your ground and resist the enemy's attack. The first major Alien game since 2014's Alien: Isolation will allow you to choose from 5 original classes — namely the Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc, and Recon.
But make no mistake, even the most powerful weapons won't change the fact that you will face some of the most dangerous creatures in all fiction. During your journey, you will duke it out with 20+ enemy types — including 11 different Xenomorphs — along "the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and eviscerate vulnerable marines."
In-between your close encounters of the third kind with the titular monsters, you will also have to find a way to eliminate Weyland-Yutani Synthetic's cutting-edge forces. Those who would like to play Aliens: Fireteam offline should be happy to hear that AI team-mates reportedly won't be a bunch of braindead dummies.
Aliens: Fireteam is a cross-gen production that's coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (via Steam). The long-awaited online shooter will make its debut at some point this summer.
While we're patiently waiting for new details about Aliens: Fireteam, take a look at these spooky screenshots:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.