Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the co-op third-person shooter set in the "Alien" universe is coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC on December 14. The game will also gain support for crossplay between Xbox and Windows 10 players on that date, which should be good news for players who've been struggling to find teammates since launch.
There have been many video games inspired by the cult classic science-fiction horror film series, but not all of them have been great. Aliens: Fireteam Elite quickly disappeared from the radars following its release on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on August 24, 2021, but Xbox Game Pass availability, crossplay support, and fresh new content should really help to bring the game back to the spotlight.
"Our second seasonal update of free content will arrive on December 14, 2021. Season 2: Point Defense will bring a content patch that includes the new Point Defense game mode, a new Lifetime Stats feature, as well as 4 new weapons (a Rifle, Hand Gun, CQW, and Heavy Weapon). It will also bring an assortment of new attachments, new weapon colorways and decals, new head accessories, new emotes, and even new Challenge Cards to bring a unique twist to your next missions," explained Christopher Honour, Senior Community Manager at developer Cold Iron Studios.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite will join the excellent survival horror game Alien: Isolation on Xbox Game Pass, and you really check it out if you enjoyed other coop shooters on the catalog such as Back 4 Blood or World War Z. As December is now almost upon us, stay tuned as Microsoft will likely have more Xbox Game Pass announcements later this week.