Speaking to Develop, Team17 studio director Martyn Brown has revealed that the company intends to revive its popular Alien Breed IP next year.
"Alien Breed is making a very long-awaited return," he said. "It’s something we’ve always wanted to do, and despite being exceptionally close on a number of occasions to getting the right deal on various platforms, it never worked out. Fortunately sci-fi action is back in fashion, and we look forward to delivering Alien Breed – the details of which may surprise a few people when we cough them out."
The game has been in production for several months, with press previews expected to start early next year. The game isn’t intended to be just a simple remake though: "I think it’s safe to say that it’s perhaps one of the larger indie digital titles to date and has pretty high production values. We’re happy, too, that whilst it’s a totally new title, it shares a ton of spirit and vibe with the original game. I think a lot of people are expecting a polished port or something, but people will be pleasantly surprised – and no it’s not first-person!"
For more from Brown on how the studio’s become accustomed to UE3, its next-gen plans for Worms and the secrets of surviving as an indie, check out our interview here.