Aliens RPG Axed?

Kotaku reports that Sega has cancelled the Aliens RPG in the works at Obsidian, a project that has been mentioned, but never formally announced. These rumors, sourced simply to "sources," come hot after the announcement of a new AvP game. It doesn't stop there, as they report further rumors they've heard that 20-some layoffs at Obsidian resulted from this alleged cancellation, though they express skepticism about this, and also say speculation has resurfaced that the future of Gearbox's upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines is in question.
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Re: I'll be the asshole..
Feb 13, 2009, 16:40
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Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 13, 2009, 16:40
Feb 13, 2009, 16:40
 
Aliens is just not RPG'able...I cant imagine a bigger snorefest for the Aliens franshise OMG..how do you play as an Alien? Open a shop & sell spare teeth to the others wtf..NO. NO.

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Re: I'll be the asshole..
Feb 13, 2009, 00:47
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Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 13, 2009, 00:47
Feb 13, 2009, 00:47
 
Ya. Star Wars fighter = Masters of Teras Kasi for PS1. And it sucked apparently, believe it or not.

I was curious about this game though. Damn there are so few games I'm looking forward to these days.

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Re: I'll be the asshole..
Feb 12, 2009, 23:31
Prez
 
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Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 23:31
Feb 12, 2009, 23:31
 Prez
 
Not sure how well an RPG in the Aliens universe would have worked anyway. It is sort of like a Star Wars fighting game - a little bit incongruous. Then again, I'm almost positive a Star Wars beat-em-up has been made before. PS1 maybe?
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Re: I'll be the asshole..
Feb 12, 2009, 22:21
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Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 22:21
Feb 12, 2009, 22:21
 
First Dragon Age being pushed back now this...

This sucks big time.
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Re: I'll be the asshole..
Feb 12, 2009, 21:36
nin
 
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Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 21:36
Feb 12, 2009, 21:36
 nin
 
And say it's karma for KOTOR2.

I'm torn. Would I rather see a buggy, unfinished RPG that fans have to fix for them after they shrug their shoulders and shuffle off to the next project, or not see it at all?

A surprisingly tough call...

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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 19:40
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 19:40
Feb 12, 2009, 19:40
 
Goddammit.

Aliens RPG was rumored to have some X-COM-esque strategic elements in it as well as being an Aliens game.

Screw publishers...

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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 17:59
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 17:59
Feb 12, 2009, 17:59
 
Some versions of this story include Alpha Protocol in the "could be axed" list, which would be a real shame, considering it's an original IP and looks promising.

I was looking forward to Colonial Marines as well... I hope SEGA sells the Aliens license to someone who will continue development.
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I'll be the asshole..
Feb 12, 2009, 17:46
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I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 17:46
Feb 12, 2009, 17:46
 
And say it's karma for KOTOR2.
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Re: Well it is more than clear....
Feb 12, 2009, 17:41
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Re: Well it is more than clear.... Feb 12, 2009, 17:41
Feb 12, 2009, 17:41
 
I say we take off and nuke the entire Sega HQ from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
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Well it is more than clear....
Feb 12, 2009, 17:32
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Well it is more than clear.... Feb 12, 2009, 17:32
Feb 12, 2009, 17:32
 
that just about all Sega is good at.... is talking about games that MIGHT come sometime down the road, and cancelling projects. What they can`t seem to do tho is actually release new Alien games.
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 17:17
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 17:17
Feb 12, 2009, 17:17
 
Noooooooooo
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 15:37
Cutter
 
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 15:37
Feb 12, 2009, 15:37
 Cutter
 
I say we get back to the ship and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 15:31
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 15:31
Feb 12, 2009, 15:31
 
Right on Jonny, a new Sonic game will fix this problem.
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 15:06
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 15:06
Feb 12, 2009, 15:06
 
"We're in financial trouble? Quick, cancel all original projects and for the love of God someone get me a sequel."
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 14:47
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:47
Feb 12, 2009, 14:47
 
Sega needs to insert another 20 cents to continue 10 .. 9 .. 8 .. 7 .. 6 ..
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 14:25
NKD
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:25
Feb 12, 2009, 14:25
NKD
 
GAME OVER, MAN! GAME OVER!
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 14:18
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:18
Feb 12, 2009, 14:18
 
NooooO! A chance for the franchise to branch out a little! Now it's going to be FPSs forever!

Anybody remember that old school Aliens adventure game?
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 13:50
nin
 
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 13:50
Feb 12, 2009, 13:50
 nin
 

Could SEGA's problems be worse than what they're letting on?


Oh, I think they've pretty much admitted they're fucked...

http://kotaku.com/5150328/sega-losing-money-closing-arcades-cutting-jobs

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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 13:48
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 13:48
Feb 12, 2009, 13:48
 nin
 

And that would be the other shoe dropping, yes...

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Re: Aliens RPG Axed?
Feb 12, 2009, 13:45
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Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 13:45
Feb 12, 2009, 13:45
 
Could SEGA's problems be worse than what they're letting on? I'm sort of surprised they were able to muster the money needed to buy into the Aliens franchise in the first place.
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