At the very least it should mean you get some sort of closure to Isolation's story.
We don't yet know how Alien: Blackout will be monetized, and the lack of any substantial gameplay footage leaves me questioning what we should expect, but going on the information at hand, it sounds like this upcoming release will offer a mix of stealthy and strategic horror-filled gameplay that could potentially work well on mobile devices.
The fact that a new Alien game is being worked on at the moment is not a secret, and indeed it was first confirmed by 20th Century Fox nearly exactly a year ago today. In the game, you must control Ripley and the station's remaining crew members as they try to escape, without being killed off by the latest version of the series' titular alien.
An announcement on mobile dev D3 Go!'s website (hat-tip to Variety) confirms that Alien: Blackout is "an immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming" and will be available to download on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.
Now, we 're not averse to mobile games over here at VG247. Here's hoping we see a proper Alien: Isolation follow-up eventually makes its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the future. If you have to have a mobile Alien game, you could do way worse.
Players will be tasked with surviving seven levels by guiding Ripley's crew through "increasingly challenging tasks using only the station's emergency system". Alien: Blackout is an entirely different thing, though, and it's out on iOS and Android later this year.
Survive or Die Using only the space station's limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the flawless hunter in seven fear-inducing levels.