Sega has officially confirmed that Obsidian will be making an Alien role-playing game for next generation consoles and PC. Here’s part of the press release:
“SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Obsidian Entertainment will create a role-playing game based on the Alien film franchise with license from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. This title will be developed for the next-generation systems and the PC… 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.
“‘With Obsidian Entertainment’s development pedigree, they were our first choice to bring the Alien franchise to the RPG universe,’ said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. ‘They are the only developer for us that could effectively combine the Alien mythology with compelling RPG gameplay to create the ultimate Alien experience.’ “‘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,’ said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. ‘Building an epic RPG with a license as heralded as the Alien franchise is truly a great honor.'”