Alien: Blackout Not Totally Ruled Out for Console Release, But Switch Has Priority
When rumors started flying around about the next Alien video game, fans were hoping for a follow-up to Isolation. However, the day finally came that Alien: Blackout was announced, but one thing stood in the way of fans’ excitement – it’s a mobile game.
The mobile game market has certainly been booming in recent years, but gamers aren’t entirely sold on the platform. We saw backlash when Diablo: Immortal was revealed, not unlike the outrage that came with Alien: Blackout. While it may be initially launching on mobile, however, FoxNext Games hasn’t entirely ruled out console ports of the title.
Speaking with DualShockers, FoxNext Games Vice President TQ Jefferson said, “I think Switch is a good one to bring up and we’ve certainly seen many games go from mobile to console or more likely console to mobile. If I had to pick a platform to put it (Alien: Blackout) on, I’d pick Switch.” Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time a game had made the jump from mobile to console, but it would make sense to have the Nintendo Switch in mind as it is a mobile console.
Jefferson also sat down with Variety recently to discuss the upcoming game. During this time, he also noted the similarities in backlash between Blackout and Diablo: Immortal. “I can see some people making a connection between ‘Diablo’ and this, but I think it’s a bit of a leap,” he said. “The ‘Diablo’ backlash was focused on free-to-play and mobile, our game is a premium mobile game where you pay one price and you’re done. It’s a contained experience.”
There is no release date at this time for Alien: Blackout, so we will have to wait to see just how well the decision to go mobile pays off. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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