'Alien' game coming to new Xbox, PS4 by Creative Assembly

Published May 4 2012, 03:46 BST  |  By

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Creative Assembly is working on a new Alien title, according to a job posting with the company.

The studio posted a job listing for a multiplayer gameplay programmer who will be working on an Alien game for both current and next generation consoles.

"The successful applicant will be working on a AAA multi-platform title on current and future generation consoles set in the Alien universe," the description reads.

The description does not specify which "future generation consoles" are being planned, though it requests experience developing on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The game was first revealed last year by publisher SEGA. It will be a third-person action title, with a multiplayer component now confirmed by the job listing.

Creative Assembly is a studio best known for its strategy games in the Total War series, most recently Total War: Shogun 2 on PC.

SEGA is also publishing Aliens: Colonial Marines, a first-person shooter scheduled to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC this autumn. A Wii U version is also in development.

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