Forward of Disney’s Fox acquisition final 12 months, 3D Realms, finest recognized for Duke Nukem, was in talks to provide a co-op first-person shooter primarily based on the Aliens franchise. Previous to the merger, in actual fact, 3D Realms had gotten fairly far into pre-production. The acquisition sadly resulted within the venture’s cancellation.
3D Realms Vice President, Frederik Schreiber, famous as a lot on Twitter in response to Cliff Bleszinski whose now-defunct Boss Key Productions had additionally been in talks to develop an Aliens sport. The 3D Realms venture, particularly, would’ve been a four-player co-op expertise that befell on the human colony Hadley’s Hope.
In a subsequent publish, Schreiber divulged that the sport was aptly titled Aliens: Hadley’s Hope. Schreiber additionally shared a few “Recreation Idea” pages, revealing Slipgate Ironworks’ involvement. Notably, Hadley’s Hope was meant to function a “storyworld-driven PVE multiplayer journey shooter.”
Gamers would’ve assumed the roles of colonists or marines, teaming as much as fight a “protecting alien Queen” who safeguarded her eggs by any means. After making their method by quite a few ranges towards the Queen’s alien Protectors, gamers would’ve then been handled to a boss battle towards the Queen herself.
Yup. Recreation was known as Aliens: Hadleys Hope. We went fairly far into pre-production earlier than the Disney/Fox acquisition, after which we needed to cancel it, and transfer on with one thing else.
Possibly some day! I wager yours was very totally different than ours? pic.twitter.com/brpq4FgwWT
— Frederik Schreiber (@Freschism) February 11, 2020
Right here’s to hoping 3D Realms and Slipgate Ironworks sooner or later get one other shot on the franchise. In spite of everything, Disney just lately opened the door for builders industry-wide to pitch concepts relating to Disney-owned properties. Contemplating the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the corporate is on the lookout for studios to craft distinctive tales set in its myriad inventive universes.
[Source: Frederik Schreiber on Twitter via VG247]