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Aliens RPG Cancelled?

Following in the wake of the announcement of a new AvP game from Rebellion under Sega, we have this to report:

“Sources tell Kotaku that Sega has pulled the plug on their upcoming Aliens Roleplaying Game under development by California-based developer Obsidian.”

Gaming website Kotaku is citing a recent sacking of 20 people at Obsidian as one of the reasons behind this. And there is, of course, the recent news that Colonial Marines and this RPG have had their release pushed back until early 2011 at the least. I’m currently waiting for comment on the news from Sega. Thanks to Xenomrph for the news.

You can keep track of all the developments on this thread in our forums.

EDIT: Joystiq is also reporting that Sega has withdrawn funds from Colonial Marines too: “As for Gearbox, Sega supposedly stopped paying the developer for “a while” to produce Colonial Marines and it has since ceased production on the title.”

EDIT 2: Gamespot is now stating that the RPG has been “indefinitely suspended” and comes with a quote from Sega: “We will have more news to share about our Aliens franchise games in the near future,” said the rep. “Sega does not comment on rumors or speculation about its products… Please stay tuned for future correspondence regarding our products.”



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  1. KrazeD
    They had better release Aliens:Colonial Marines!!! It will be an awseome game, I mean look at the leaked footage amazing!!! And the screeen shots and concept art!!! Wow!!! Now this AVP crap is making me sad... I could care less about an RPG never liked em anyway... But a FPS focusing around Aliens and Marines my favorite franchise, kick ass... SEGA better pull through and realize this is a gold mine opportunity!!!  Also Randy Pitchford is a cool guy... But apparently SEGA is greedy!!! Screw Predator fans!!! Stop trying to please everyone... Next its gonna be Aliens vs Predator vs Terminator vs Sonic!!! Screw that!!! Just focus on Aliens:Colonial Marines, take your meds for your ADD and chill cool mofo's!!! If I could face the guy who made that shit decision one on one I whould whoop his ass at SEGA!!!  Release the game this year!!! DO IT DO IT!!! And Randy your cool!!! KOK FACE you suck for now!!!    :'(   I still feel this way!!!
  2. RoaryUK
    I know someone already said this but Im gonna say it again because, goddam it...IT'S F***KING TRUE!!!   Just like the movies, the Alien/Predator game franchise is surrounded by IDIOTS, they have NO CLUE what they're doing BUT still have the nerve to pull the plug on something that COULD help save BOTH.  WTF is wrong with these people it's only money...ok a LOT of money....but unless SEGA knows something we don't, surely anything Alien/Predator has to be money well spent,  I mean c'mon. even A:R made a profit so what's there to lose???
  3. oranjema
    Sega took 2 years to figure out they don't like what they were seeing with ACM??? They should put more funds to finish it or at least have a decent product out to make their money back instead of spending another 4 years of tiem and money.  What the f**k have they been doing from the start, if not paying attention to the development of ACM, instead of dicking around with their other lame games??? f**king Japaense publishers.  They should stick to crap like DEVIL MAY CRY and clunky RESIDENT EVIL shit.   James Cameron should do something about this outrage by Sega!!   Stupid morons this Sega.  They eat their sushi and close shop and go back to their land of rising f**king sun.  ALIENS is a totally global but American franchise and it was a mistake to let a Japanese centric moronic sonic creator to handle ACM.   Idiots.  We can never trust Sega again.
  4. YAUJTA
    have u guys heard the info over on super hero hype about a film caled 'pride and predator'?... which is being produced by elton johns crew!... WTF!!!!!! please... someone tel me its not the predator we know, and this is a joke.
  5. aliens rpg= epic fail
    good thing they pull the plug on this failure of a game wannabe cuz it wouldnt have been that good and i could care less about and aliens rpg boo hoo..just as long as alien cm comes out if not that then the avp game ^_^ other than that who cares =P
  6. JD
    This cant be happening! A:CM was on the list of most anticipated games of 2009. Forget the rpg but what about A:CM? There is something about that game which makes me feel like it could even kick halo 3 or doom 3 in the ass. Fox would probably even have Cameron to make a A:CM movie after the game is released. I dont mind an AVP 3 (thats what i read) but only after A:CM! I cant wait forever!!
  7. JD
    FFS!!!!!  I dont care at all for the Aliens RPG, that would have been crap anyways, but Aliens:CM Better be coming out!!!!!  HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FFS
  8. KrazeD
    They had better release Aliens:Colonial Marines!!! It will be an awseome game, I mean look at the leaked footage amazing!!! And the screeen shots and concept art!!! Wow!!! Now this AVP crap is making me sad... I could care less about an RPG never liked em anyway... But a FPS focusing around Aliens and Marines my favorite franchise, kick ass... SEGA better pull through and realize this is a gold mine opportunity!!!    ;)   Also Randy Pitchford is a cool guy... But apparently SEGA is greedy!!! Screw Predator fans!!! Stop trying to please everyone... Next its gonna be Aliens vs Predator vs Terminator vs Sonic!!! Screw that!!! Just focus on Aliens:Colonial Marines, take your meds for your ADD and chill cool mofo's!!! If I could face the guy who made that shit decision one on one I whould whoop his ass at SEGA!!!   :)   Release the game this year!!! DO IT DO IT!!! And Randy your cool!!! KOK FACE you suck for now!!!
  9. M240Incinerator
    I... i... have nothing to say...    :'(     :'(     :'(     :'(     :'(   I'm not waiting any longer than SUmmer of this year... NO LONGER!!! If it doesn't come out on June 1st like its says... I am gonna take my money back from GameStop and buy a game thats about to come out... f**k SEGA! f**k GEARBOX! AND f**k RANDY PITCHFORD! I THOUGHT HE WAS COOL!... Guess I was wrong...    :'(     :'(     :'(  
  10. vehtam
    Guys, it wqs clearly predictable. Alienc CM was in the very early stadium, there was NOTHING except sucky alpha footage on youtbe and couple of renders (renders, not actual screenshots) in magazines, plus stories about something reviews have seen during exclusive presentations. Even f**king trailer at the closed Gerabox party was f**king rendered in 3dsmax without any actual footage. Wishing and believing Cm will be released i this, or even another year was moronic. Don't blame SEGA, if you would see absolutely nothing regarding this project except of couple of static screenshot and two sucky alpha maps after a year of "development", you wouldn't put in this game money too, it was predictible
  11. MI Trooper
    Our Alien seems to be cursed......surrounded by idiots and amateurs.... in the world of movies.....and now the same for the games..... I cant believe this shit, i cant believe it.    :'(    I curse you, avp
  12. Moviefan939
    oh man...Im about to take my jacket, my aliens special edition DVD and jump off the brooklyn bridge...Goodbye sweet world...  Dammit Sega!
  13. Mr. Stizout
    If sega cancels ACM or AVP3 I will just say this f**k YOU SEGA I AM NEVER GOING TO BUY SHIT FROM YOU EVEN IF SEGA IS THE LAST CONSLE ON THIS f**kING EARTH! f**kING SEGA, THIS IS WHY YOU SUCK! I LOOK FORWARD TO THESE GAMES IN ANTICIPATION AND YOU DO THIS SHIT f**k YOU!
  14. Griffith
    This is stupid ..really f**king STUPID ..all the footage and expectations for what.... seriously I'm pissed..No Really..WTF is this shit when i read about this the first time i said to myself ..bah it's just a rumor (check post no.1) now I'm reading this updates about pulling the plug out of not only Aliens Rpg but for A:CM too AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! f**k YOU SEGA FUUUUCKKKKK!!! YYOOUUU!!!!!!! ... I can't take this no more...Right now I feel that I can kill someone...RAGE is the only thing that comes to my mind.  P.S. excuse my bad english
  15. Damien
    This is bullshit, if A:CM doesn't come out this year it will probably be cancelled, we've had pics of it since last year, we can't wait three f**king years    >:(  
  16. dave1978
    Face it they are gone, this much speculation over the last few weeks!  there has been no actual real confirmed foortage or screens for ACM yes there was that poor quality snippet but who's to believe that.  I wasnt holding out much hope anyhow as Gear box have failed with recent releases like Brothers in Arms etc which was hopelessley late in arriving and didnt live up to expectation.   Seems to me like GearBox take too long to make a game and cant do a good job!   Sega should look elsewhere in future.
  17. marinm
    i would sell my left kidney for colonial marines...sega...you should be a shammed...it would be better they kept it in secret,but this...jesus christ...im not a game fan or anything like that but this game,omg!!!they should just sell the license to ea or ubisoft,at least they are consistante in relesaing their games...f y sega...hope you rote to death...peace...
  18. perfect organism
    WTF - 2011? - You gotta be fucxxxx kidding me! I thought it would come out at least this summer, but "2011"???? I mean there will be new next gen consoles and new PCs in 2011 with better graphics, it will be hard to sell ALIENS then with an old game engine! I dont understand this if its true....
  19. shinigami
    Aliens: CM Dropped? Aww man... That sucks. That was a game that i wanted to try out. I dont realy care much about the RPG game (since it isnt realy my type of game genre) but why FPS? It looked interesting.    ???  
  20. Xhan
    "It should've been released last year. By 2011 it's way too late, there will probably be another generation of consoles out by then."  Except if it wasn't done it would be an awful game, and given the current economy and the fact that two of the three consoles makers are starting to bleed red, it's likely the current gen may last longer than folks think.
  21. spinner7478
    You know, for the last few years, I've been checking in on this website almost every day.  No matter how disappointing the AVP movies were, I'll never forget how exciting the anticipation was...and this site is the reason for that.  The day they released the red band trailer for AVP: Requeim on this site, I must have watched it 30 times...and it kept a smile on my face all week long.  Sadly, now I only come back to this site once a week, at best...and it's never good news.  Let's face it, the Aliens and Predator franchises are dead for now.  No studio shuts down a game they've already poured tons of money into, and one that seemed to be close to completion...unless it was a turd.  I was SO excited about Aliens: CM, but it's time to let it go.
  22. gameoverman
    Mismanagement... they should just let them complete the game and release it.    It should've been released last year.  By 2011 it's way too late, there will probably be another generation of consoles out by then.  And AVP by Rebellion I'm not too excited about.
  23. KL
    I think im just going to give up waiting for any of these games. Including AVP3. If they cant finish the games they started on, what makes them think that they can start a new one from scratch. I'll probably have better luck waiting for Duke Nukem Forever.
  24. ajm
    Blimey charlie.  First up, we don't know for sure what's going on either way.  Secondly, it costs huge amounts of money to make AAA games these days.  Sega already funded what, 2 years of this?  If that 2 years hasn't provided a decent turnaround, then sure they're going to stop pumping cash into it.  Games, like everything else, is a business.  It has to make money to survive.  And you don't make money by continually pumping cash into somethinig.  Take Killzone2 - it's done now but god only knows how much that cost.  And that's to make it, let alone to market it.  Sony can provide that cash because they see it as a system seller.  Sega, like most publishers, aren't in that field, so if a game simply isn't going to make back what it's going to cost to develop it then it's got to go.  It sucks 'cause in this case it's a game we want to play.
  25. PRED117
    Someone just said or posted a comment that their glad they pulled the freakin plug YOU SON OF A B****   >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(  !
  26. PRED117
    WTF they held back aliens RPG WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYY!   >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(  
  27. Cal427eb
    It shouldn't take 4 to 5 years to make freaking game. They better have excuses if it sucks!   >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(  
  28. Hicks_0998
    You f**king bastards Sega and Obsidian, get all our hopes up for a decent Aliens game and you crush us, just pray we still think of you as a developer coz now youve really shot yourself in the foot bigtime.
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