After facing a barrage of negative comments and 9,300 dislikes vs 404 likes on the trailer for Aliens: Blackout the franchise owners have clarified a few points. Firstly, despite Amanda Ripley appearing in Blackout the game has no connection to Alien: Isolation.
“Blackout is a standalone game that shares Amanda Ripley as a main character but is not related to or a sequel of Isolation,” said Blackout’s PR company FortySeven in a statement. They offered the same statement when asked if the game was cannon, so it sounds like it’s not and just a throwaway bit of nonsense.
The official Alien Twitter has also tweeted that there will be more from Amanda Ripley very soon but that could be a book or comic rather than the multiplayer shooter from Cold Iron Studios we’re waiting on.
— Alien (@AlienAnthology) January 7, 2019