Welcome to IGN Unfiltered, our regularly occurring interview series where we sit down with the best, brightest, and most fascinating minds in the video game industry. (Catch up on the other 50-plus episodes here.) My guests this episode are Aliens: Fireteam development leads and Cold Iron Studios co-founders Craig Zinkievich and Matt Highison. The duo discusses how they came to get the Aliens license from Disney, the game they were working on before the Disney deal came together, their work on a canceled Marvel superhero MMORPG, building Star Trek Online, and much more!
Check out the full episode in the video below, but if you’d prefer to listen to the hour-long interview, here’s an audio-only podcast download link. One way or the other I hope you’ll check out the interview!
And if you missed it, here’s the previous episode of Unfiltered, in which Raven Software co-founder Brian Raffel discusses building a AAA game development studio in Wisconsin, working on Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, and much more:
Catch up on every episode of IGN Unfiltered here, including conversations with Bethesda game director Todd Howard, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, former PlayStation boss Jack Tretton, Journey creator Jenova Chen, Halo boss Bonnie Ross, and many more!
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Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.