It’s been over four years since Alien: Isolation slithered out of the shadows to deliver a gripping, if flawed, experience of terror. Those who have been hoping for a proper sequel from developer Creative Assembly might want to give up the ghost considering the only true gaming follow-up Isolation has gotten is a Five Nights At Freddy’s-like mobile title from FoxtNext called Alien: Blackout. The fact that Creative Assembly appears to be moving on to a hero-based shooter (while FoxNext crafts a new shooter based on the Alien IP with another studio) is also likely another nail in the coffin.
The developer has an official job posting on its site looking for a “Lead Hero Designer” on a new IP. The posting says that the position is for a “ground-breaking” first-person shooter that will feature heroes. We don’t know anything else about the game, but it’s hardly surprising that Creative Assembly is looking to do a hero-based shooter given the popularity of genre siblings Apex Legends and Overwatch.
For more on Creative Assembly, be sure to check out our review of the developer’s latest game, Total War: Three Kingdoms.