Alien: Blackout could be the title of the next game in the Alien franchise given Fox's recent trademark of the title. The Alien series began in 1979 when Ridley Scott released the Oscar-winning horror classic. Since then, fans have gotten several Alien sequels, crossovers with the Predator, and an abundance of video games. The first Alien video game was released in 1982 for the Atari 2600. The title was basically just a maze game based on the movie, but since then fans have gotten dozens of Alien games spanning across several years and platforms.
The two most recent games in the series were Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien: Isolation. Colonial Marines took place after James Cameron's Aliens and was panned by fans and critics for being filled with glitches caused by a single typo in the game's coding. A year later, fans were treated to Alien: Isolation, a first-person-shooter that used suspense and claustrophobic settings to guide the character through the game. Now that a few years have passed since Isolation's release, fans will likely be getting another Alien game soon.
First reported by Bloody Disgusting, 20th Century Fox recently trademarked the title Alien: Blackout, leading many people to assume a new game will be announced shortly. The title pertains to a video game and not a movie or TV show because of the type of trademark that was registered on the World Intellectual Property Organization website. There have also been rumors as of late that the new Alien game could be announced at The Game Awards 2018. Video game designer Hideo Kojima recently posted pictures on Twitter of his visit to 20th Century Fox, to which the official The Game Awards Twitter account replied, "World will change". The full tweet can be seen below:
World will change!— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 20, 2018
The Game Awards have also been marketing the event with a teaser of the "Worlds will change" slogan next to a "W" logo. Some people have been connecting this to the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo from the Alien franchise since that also consists partly of a big letter "W". While the similarities of the logo could be purely coincidental, it seems suspicious that the official The Game Awards Twitter responded to Kojima's post with the "Worlds will change" slogan.
While the title of the game is new, fans have been aware of a new Alien video game since January. It was previously announced that FoxNext Games was working with Cold Iron Studios on a new Alien AAA shooter for PC and consoles. Besides the title of the video game, nothing else is known about the story or mechanics of the game, but fans could be hearing more about the game soon since 20th Century Fox has now gotten their trademark in place. Hopefully, fans will hear more concrete news about the next Alien video game when The Game Awards takes place on December 6th.