In August, co-op shooter fans will get their money’s worth again with Aliens: Fireteam Elite, but they have to do without a feature that is now common despite the format of the game.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is designed as a co-op shooter for interaction with friends, but it is precisely in this point that you have to do without a feature that is common these days. As has now been confirmed, the title will not support cross-play at the start.
The third-person shooter, in which you have to fight hordes of Xenomorphs from the alien franchise and complete missions, can therefore not be tackled together with friends on different platforms. The title is set 25 years after the original film trilogy and focuses more on action than survival horror.
The developers of Cold Iron Studios, in the person of CEO Craig Zinkievich, did not want to completely rule out that the feature could be added in the future – but of course that is not a promise.
At least there is a pleasant side note in this context: the game will at least allow cross-gen gaming. Within a console family, players of the older and the newer console can enter a lobby together. PS4 and PS5 players can romp around in the game together, as can gamers on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be released on August 24, 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.