Date Released: Cancelled
Formats: PC, X360, PS3
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Sega announced on December 13, 2006 that Obsidian Entertainment will be creating a role-playing game based on the Alien film franchise which will be released on PC and next-generation consoles. The game was due to be released sometime in 2009 but now has been delayed until 2010. Obsidian is well known for creating games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords and Neverwinter Nights 2. The role playing game will “build upon the distinctive look and feel of the original films while utilizing next-generation technology to create an entirely different and unique Alien experience”.
Simon Jeffery, president of Sega, said “With Obsidian Entertainment’s development pedigree, they were our first choice to bring the Alien franchise to the RPG universe. They are the only developer for us that could effectively combine the Alien mythology with compelling RPG gameplay to create the ultimate Alien experience.” Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment also said “We are thrilled to be working with the great production and publishing teams at Sega to deliver the ultimate in-depth Alien experience to gamers worldwide. Building an epic RPG with a license as heralded as the Alien franchise is truly a great honor.”
When AvP was announced in February 2009, Sega announced that development on the game had been “indefinitely suspended”. No reason had been given. It was reported that several employees at Obsidian had lost their jobs. The game was officially cancelled in June 2009. Both Sega and Obsidian confirmed it and Obsidian removed their Aliens RPG forum shortly after. Again, no reason was given, however our sources told us Obsidian weren’t meeting their goals and building levels took much longer than anticipated.
What Did We Know
Not much was released about the game. The first concept art was leaked online in February 2009 showing various locations. We also learnt the name of the game: Aliens Crucible. More concept art was leaked online over the months. You can find them all in our gallery. The first video footage was leaked online in January 2010. It was from an early build from 2007 and showed the player exploring a facility. In February 2013, a new video with 13 minutes of new gameplay footage leaked online.
Concept Art & Renders
You can view more Concept Art in the gallery.
Here is the leaked gameplay footage from January 2010.
Here is the leaked gameplay footage from February 2013.
|Aliens Crucible Videos Pack (83MB)
Contains three gameplay videos.