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Author Topic: Aliens RPG Cancelled?  (Read 12596 times)

Corporal Hicks
Feb 12, 2009, 06:11:36 PM
Topic on: Feb 12, 2009, 06:11:36 PM

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EDIT: Joystiq is also reporting that Sega has withdrawn funds from Colonial Marines too: “As for Gearbox, Sega supposedly stopped paying the developer for “a while” to produce Colonial Marines and it has since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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Griffith
Feb 13, 2009, 06:51:43 AM
Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2009, 06:51:43 AM
WTF?!..no seriously WTF..first A:CM about being cancelled (thank god it didn't happened) now this?...C'MON! this better have to be a rumor


Corporal Hicks
Feb 13, 2009, 06:58:45 AM
Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2009, 06:58:45 AM
Personally, I think Kotaku isn't to be trusted. I bet someone is just yanking their chain.


aliens rpg= epic fail
Feb 13, 2009, 07:02:25 AM
Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:02:25 AM
  >:D     ;D     :D   haaha yes im glad they pulled the plug it was gunna b a stupid fail anyways. i mean "come on" not "cmon" lets b serious it wouldve been stpid.


n3m0
Feb 13, 2009, 07:05:03 AM
Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:05:03 AM
this calms me a bit (just a bit)  Update: Sega just replied saying they "do not respond to speculation or rumor questions."


bobcunk
Feb 13, 2009, 07:52:33 AM
Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:52:33 AM
i dont mind that much, iv never liked rpgs. but they better release colonial marine and a new avp game soon.


Hicks_0998
Feb 13, 2009, 07:55:12 AM
Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:55:12 AM
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.


Splinter Cell
Feb 13, 2009, 08:29:50 AM
Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2009, 08:29:50 AM
  >:(     >:(  


CanadianHero67
Feb 13, 2009, 09:03:23 AM
Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2009, 09:03:23 AM
2011?! WTF?!?!  I can wait for A:CM in 2009 or 2010 but 2011?


Cal427eb
Feb 13, 2009, 09:12:59 AM
Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2009, 09:12:59 AM
It shouldn't take 4 to 5 years to make freaking game. They better have excuses if it sucks!   >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(  


PRED117
Feb 13, 2009, 09:51:05 AM
Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2009, 09:51:05 AM
WTF they held back aliens RPG WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYY!   >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(  


PRED117
Feb 13, 2009, 09:54:39 AM
Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2009, 09:54:39 AM
Someone just said or posted a comment that their glad they pulled the freakin plug YOU SON OF A B****   >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(     >:(  !


tpain
Feb 13, 2009, 10:23:28 AM
Reply #12 on: Feb 13, 2009, 10:23:28 AM
EVERYBODY DONT WANT THE FREAKIN GAME  CANCELLED DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT SEGA   >:D  !


Rexus
Feb 13, 2009, 10:33:51 AM
Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2009, 10:33:51 AM
I never liked the idea of the ALIENS RPG, I can't see it happening...I hate Turn-Based fighting.


ajm
Feb 13, 2009, 10:35:41 AM
Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2009, 10:35:41 AM
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.


 

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