Aliens: Fireteam Gets New Title and August Release Date

A new trailer reveals Aliens: Fireteam Elite as the new title of the upcoming action game formerly known as simply Aliens: Fireteam. It also reveals a release date, saying the game will come to PC and consoles on August 24th. Pre-orders are now under way on this website, and the description of the video explains the incentives for this advance commitment:
Pre-order any edition of Aliens: Fireteam Elite and receive the Hardened Marine Pack, which includes the Bandana Head Accessory, Digital Red Weapon Camo, 3 Weapon Decals, and Chestburster Emote.

Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the evolving Xenomorph threat.

Face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates, as you and your fireteam desperately fight your way through four unique campaigns that introduce new storylines to the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear, and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience.
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The graphics make this look like it's from 2011 not 2021
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sacolton wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 10:21:
Seems like a simple L4D mod could handle a very decent ALIENS game. Just swap out the Hunters with Alien models and it's ready for level mapping for LV-426 and LV-223.

I don't think you realize how much work goes into 3d modeling\animation in these types of games. Not to mention movement, AI tactics, physics, ragdoll effects, etc. etc. etc.
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Seems like a simple L4D mod could handle a very decent ALIENS game. Just swap out the Hunters with Alien models and it's ready for level mapping for LV-426 and LV-223.
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VaranDragon wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 06:55:
Yep. From what little they've shown of the game here are some of the things that immediately stick out:

1. Terrible walking/running animations, not fluid at all, the engine looks like it's a modded Starcraft\Warcraft3 engine.
2. Third person only, with a wonky over the shoulder camera, and a lot of cover shooter elements
3. Graphics are meh, level design from what I've seen even more so.
Yeah, they're definitely the main issues for me. The trailer seemed like it was trying too hard to cover up what the actual gameplay will be like.

VaranDragon wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 06:55:
This game is absolutely going to suck, a L4D killer this is not. With that said, ever since I've played the original L4D (what a great game that was) I kept wondering how great an Aliens themed co-op\survival game in that engine would be. Right now the only team I would trust with that license are the guys who did Vermintide, Vermintide2 and the upcoming WH40K: Darktide game.
There's definitely potential for a L4D-style Aliens game but it would need some money behind it and a competent developer, and I just don't see that happening.
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 06:17:
Am I the only one that think this game looks awful? I just don't get the appeal, and that's as a fan of the franchise and previous games like Alien: Isolation and the original Aliens Versus Predator. This just looks like a low-budget indie game.

Yep. From what little they've shown of the game here are some of the things that immediately stick out:

1. Terrible walking/running animations, not fluid at all, the engine looks like it's a modded Starcraft\Warcraft3 engine.
2. Third person only, with a wonky over the shoulder camera, and a lot of cover shooter elements
3. Graphics are meh, level design from what I've seen even more so.

This game is absolutely going to suck, a L4D killer this is not. With that said, ever since I've played the original L4D (what a great game that was) I kept wondering how great an Aliens themed co-op\survival game in that engine would be. Right now the only team I would trust with that license are the guys who did Vermintide, Vermintide2 and the upcoming WH40K: Darktide game.
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Am I the only one that think this game looks awful? I just don't get the appeal, and that's as a fan of the franchise and previous games like Alien: Isolation and the original Aliens Versus Predator. This just looks like a low-budget indie game.
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jdreyer wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 22:26:
So L4D, but with Aliens?

and i have no problem with that. if that's what they're shooting for and execute it well, i'll certainly give it a whirl.

based on what i've read, elite is the paid version of the game. there's a free version that's non-elite.
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:46:
Neither of those address the problem with publishers releasing their products in a unfinished and|or broken state.
I didn't say they did?

They absolutely encourage it.
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Well, this trailer certainly looks good, but as said below, microtransactions and probably being a buggy mess for a year have suppressed almost all excitement I would have had for this game.
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Aliens: Fireteam Elite...mtx'd to the maxx!

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jdreyer wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 22:26:
So L4D, but with Aliens?

mmhmm 🦄
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So L4D, but with Aliens?
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RogueSix wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:38:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:09:
I blame Hello Games and No Man's Sky for starting that trend and then simultaneously showing the success of the product years after launch once it reached a final state. Early access/crowdfunding gives publishers (and dev-publishers) this mindset that they can release an MVP and finish it years later at the expense of early adopters who purchased the game thinking it was a final product.
That crap started WAY before NMS. CD Projekt released The Witcher (the first one in 2007) in a shoddy state, then patched it up, added many features and QoL stuff and released/marketed the truly finished game as the Enhanced Edition. Same story for Witcher 2.

Technically, you're right. However, I am saying NMS was the first title to do what it did while mega-hyped. Sean Murray appeared on Stephen Colbert's show, touting the game to a mostly non-gaming viewing public. Not even Black & White and Spore ever got to that level of pre-launch stardom. Not many people paid attention to what CDPR was doing in 2007.

RogueSix wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:38:
NMS was released in 2016. Three years even after Steam introduced their version of Early Access service on the platform (2013). It's silly to put the blame on NMS and Hello Games for supposedly "starting a trend" that already existed a long time before them.

I am NOT saying NMS created "early access." I am saying, Hello Games essentially polarized early access as a viable option for publishers who may not have ever considered it a possibility. After NMS, there were and continue to be many high-profile broken-at-launch titles (e.g., Mass Effect Andromeda, Fallout 76, Cyberpunk 2077... to name a few). And, I might add, to the degree that ColoradoHoudini's comment above shows how jaded many have become because they expect it.

No Man's Sky was a catalyst to the industry to show them a successful and highly profitable MVP. Following profitable trends is one thing the game industry loves to do.

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ninemil wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:15:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:09:
I blame Hello Games and No Man's Sky for starting that trend
GamePass and Epic Games exclusives are the issue, atm. Why try, when you've already made bank? Just chuck the game out and fix it later, if it looks like it can make enough money in post-release content to warrant fixing the base title.
Lowest common denominator issues.
Neither of those address the problem with publishers releasing their products in a unfinished and|or broken state.
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:09:
I blame Hello Games and No Man's Sky for starting that trend and then simultaneously showing the success of the product years after launch once it reached a final state. Early access/crowdfunding gives publishers (and dev-publishers) this mindset that they can release an MVP and finish it years later at the expense of early adopters who purchased the game thinking it was a final product.

That crap started WAY before NMS. CD Projekt released The Witcher (the first one in 2007) in a shoddy state, then patched it up, added many features and QoL stuff and released/marketed the truly finished game as the Enhanced Edition. Same story for Witcher 2.
NMS was released in 2016. Three years even after Steam introduced their version of Early Access service on the platform (2013). It's silly to put the blame on NMS and Hello Games for supposedly "starting a trend" that already existed a long time before them.
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:15:
At this point, I dont know which is most likely to fail and/or be a total piece of shit - an Aliens game, or anything Warhammer as a game. As soon as I see either name in a game title, I'm ready to be entirely disappointed
I'm going to be crushed if Dark Tide is crap. And I know Dark Tide is almost certainly going to be crap :/
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 21:09:
I blame Hello Games and No Man's Sky for starting that trend
GamePass and Epic Games exclusives are the issue, atm. Why try, when you've already made bank? Just chuck the game out and fix it later, if it looks like it can make enough money in post-release content to warrant fixing the base title.
Lowest common denominator issues.
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At this point, I dont know which is most likely to fail and/or be a total piece of shit - an Aliens game, or anything Warhammer as a game. As soon as I see either name in a game title, I'm ready to be entirely disappointed

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ninemil wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 20:56:
Saboth wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 20:42:
I've always loved the Alien franchise, but after so many bad games (and movies), it's hard to get your hopes up.
This.
Worse when practically everything worth keeping an eye on this year has released in a buggy, badly realised mess. Outriders, Dark Alliance, HooD, Hired Gun, BioMutant, etc. Can't help but expect Fireteam to join them on the "come back in six months, maybe" pile :/

I blame Hello Games and No Man's Sky for starting that trend and then simultaneously showing the success of the product years after launch once it reached a final state. Early access/crowdfunding gives publishers (and dev-publishers) this mindset that they can release an MVP and finish it years later at the expense of early adopters who purchased the game thinking it was a final product. The problem is expectations. Publishers expect their customers are okay with a full-priced MVP, while consumers expect a feature-complete finished product, especially at the price-point the publisher sets. There's no happy medium other than for publishers to be exceedingly clear with what they're doing and charge a price-point closer to what consumers expect (e.g., a $20 EA title versus a $60 feature-complete title)
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Saboth wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 20:42:
I've always loved the Alien franchise, but after so many bad games (and movies), it's hard to get your hopes up.
This.

Worse when practically everything worth keeping an eye on this year has released in a buggy, badly realised mess. Outriders, Dark Alliance, HooD, Hired Gun, BioMutant, etc. Can't help but expect Fireteam to join them on the "come back in six months, maybe" pile :/
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