Alien: Blackout could be the next Alien game, Fox trademark suggests

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In January, FoxNext Games announced it was working on a new Alien shooter (opens in new tab)—and this week, its parent company 20th Century Fox filed a gaming trademark for Alien: Blackout, suggesting that could be the name of the next game in the franchise.

The trademark (opens in new tab) was filed for use in "game software, computer game and video game software" and other such related words.

It follows Hideo Kojima visiting 20th Century Fox and posting cryptic pictures with Alien signs (opens in new tab) this week. It tied in to a teaser for The Game Awards 2018, which takes place next month—both the ceremony's official account and host Geoff Keighley have been posting this image (opens in new tab), which contains the words "Worlds Will Change", alongside a big W logo.

As you may know, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation from the Alien franchise also has a big W as its logo, and its slogan is "Building Better Worlds". Whether that's a coincidence or not we'll have to wait and see—but The Game Awards replied to Kojima's pictures (opens in new tab), completing the rumour loop. 

Thanks, Gematsu (opens in new tab).

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Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.