The news broke when UK government minister for communication, culture and the creative industries Ed Vaizey send a tweet out about visiting Creative Assembly and seeing the game. That's not exactly traditional rumor territory, so Sega's hand was forced.
Sega then confirmed the game to CVG.
== TEASER == Creative Assembly is best known for strategy games, but with Sega making direct comparisons to the Dead Space franchise, an action game seems likely. Creative Assembly isn't completely foreign to the genre, having worked on Viking: Battle for Asgard. That one was not exactly well received, however.
It's clear the Alien game is a big deal for the studio. Creative Assembly's website has already been updated to reflect development on the Alien project and disclosing this is a brand-new division. "New team," reads the hiring call-to-arms on the company's website. "New console project. Alien IP. Now hiring."
Also, hey, Prometheus better not suck.