First announced at the end of 2006, Obsidian's Aliens: Crucible went through most of its production in quiet until it was officially cancelled 3 years later. Since then we've slowly learnt more and more about the first attempt to bring Alien in the RPG world.
Last year GVMERS produced an enlightening mini-documentary on the game and Josh Sawyer, Creative Director ... [Read More]
We finally have a few more details as to why the Aliens RPG, aka Aliens: Crucible from Obsidian got cancelled. Creative game director for Obsidian Josh Sawyer spoke candidly to IGN this week and mentioned the internal problems they had with the game.
The Aliens RPG was first announced at the end of 2006 and a few ... [Read More]
Video game documentary channel GVMERS has just released a investigative look at the ill-fated development of Aliens Crucible, the Aliens Role Playing Game developed by Obsidian Entertainment which was ultimately canceled by publisher Sega in favor of Aliens Colonial Marines.
The video gives a chronicle of the events surrounding the game's development process and ultimate demise, as well an ... [Read More]
A new gameplay video of the cancelled Aliens RPG videogame by Obsidian Entertainment has surfaced online recently. It features over 13 minutes of footage that show character customization, dialogue, the Alien queen and other features from the game. Additionally a short video showing some of the animations made for the game can be found here.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxmb1s_ac_videogames#from=embediframe [Read More]
What appears to be the first gameplay footage from the Aliens: Crucible RPG game has leaked onto YouTube. Now, the game was officially cancelled last year so this footage is supposedly from an early build of the game dated 2007. The footage lasts for almost two minutes and shows the player wondering through a corridor and him ... [Read More]
This isn't really surprising given the fact we've seen hardly anything about the Aliens RPG other than some leaked concept arts. Though today, the rumours have been confirmed by Obsidian and Sega. Aliens Crucible has been cancelled. The news can be found on Giant Bomb and Kotaku. Here's Sega's statement:
"At this point, SEGA has no plans ... [Read More]
Some interesting renders have recently found their way onto the internet in the way of J.E Sawyer, the lead developer on Crucible:
You might find they look extremely similar to artwork from Crucible discovered last month. In particular, the armor and the black character. Thanks once again to Pythagoras for the news. [Read More]
So now the game might be meeting it's end, we're finding more and more about it. The RPG has a name: Crucible and courtesy of Michael Zimmerman, we now have our first looks at what would have (might be) been:
You'll find more on his website (or our forums). You'll notice some of the ... [Read More]
And as the days go on, Sega remains quiet but everyone else is shouting. AvPGalaxy visitor Kyle recently uncovered the blog of an ex-designer for Obsidian, with the "cancelled Aliens RPG" on his resume:
"April 2008 ”” February 2009 (11 months)
Designer for canceled third-person action Aliens RPG (Xbox 360, PS3, & PC)"
David Kondor's blog also lists his roles ... [Read More]
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 ... [Read More]
Now this is a cracking find by forum member XenoVC. He stumbled across these two pictures on DeviantART in the profile of an Obsidian employee:
Now if you look closely at this picture of an Obsidian office you can just see the title screen for the RPG. And looks like Xeno uncovered the original version of it. ... [Read More]
This isn't much but Obsidian is advertising the position of Senior Engine Programmer for their upcoming Aliens RPG project and they've released these little details regarding the game:
"3rd Person, GAME ENGINE, R&D / New Technology, RPG, Sci-Fi, Squad Based"
For the more educated, the page also talks more about the language the game will be using but for us, its the ... [Read More]
Obsidian developer, J.E. Sawyer, has been talking with fans over at the Obsidian forum. There he's been releasing little tidbits of information:
"One thing that I want to state is that while this game needs to have things that make it recognizably an RPG, I think there are some RPG conventions that would feel/seem really corny in the relatively realistic Alien ... [Read More]