It was revealed yesterday that Alien: Blackout would be headed to mobile devices, and the internet isn’t too happy about that.
Additionally, Alien: Blackout’s PR company, FortySeven, spoke to Mspoweruser and confirmed that while the new iOS and Android title features Alien: Isolation’s Amanda Ripley, it isn’t the direct sequel to the 2014 survival horror title that many were hoping for.
“[Blackout] is a standalone game that shares Amanda Ripley as a main character but is not related to or a sequel of Isolation,” FortySeven said in a statement.
Many Alien fans were upset with this announcement, and we’ve gathered some of their reactions.
Some, like AzureAceHD, can’t understand this decision and feel as if the game looks like a clone of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Others, like RandomAnimator, brought up the fact that Alien fans now know how Diablo fans felt during BlizzCon when Diablo: Immortal was announced for mobile.
Rock-my-socks fears micro-transactions will ruin the experience.
Casualgaming999 enlisted the help of Darth Vader to express their frustration.
ThePrinceMagus had dreams of grandeur, but was unfortunately brought back to earth.
Pkovaliovas is afraid this is setting a dangerous precedent, and may indicate the future of one of the most anticipated games of all time.
Meckronos still has hope, and advises that Cold Iron Studios reveals more of its upcoming shooter set in the Alien universe.
Capitalistpig21 praises the developer, as they made Marvel Puzzle Quest, but also suggests a new name following the comparisions to Friday Night at Freddy’s.
WispyWafer is feeling like Pingu after a bad day.
AL2009man doesn’t understand all the hate, as he already has Alien: Isolation on his iPhone…wait a minute.
While we may only be getting this mobile version as of yet, D_C_2_3_ & Dr. Evil responded to the official Alien Twitter account after they promised that “there is still more to come…very soon.”
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who understands the frustration, but always believes we should give the developers the benefit of the doubt and know that they, in most cases, are still working on what we all want alongside these other projects. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.