Aliens: Fireteam Gets a Release Date and a New Name

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Aliens: Fireteam now has a formal release date and a new, tweaked name.

The co-op shooter is now known as Aliens: Fireteam Elite, presumably to indicate that your team will last twenty seconds against the xenomorphs instead of the usual 10 seconds that regular fireteams manage.

Despite being co-op, the upcoming game will feature a single-player mode with AI players which we’re awfully glad to hear. We’ve had a lot of fun playing solo in Left 4 Dead and World War Z, which is one of the reasons we’re disappointed to learn Back 4 Blood won’t support offline solo play. After the disappointing Aliens: Colonial Marines, we’re looking forward to taking on the hordes in a game that, we hope, will actually be good.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite will sport a total of four campaigns, so you can look forward to visiting at least a few familiar locations. If it’s anything like World War Z and Left 4 Dead you can expect additional DLC campaigns later.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite launches this August 24th on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.