Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - RSS Headlines   RSS Headlines   Twitter   Twitter

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.
View
22 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >


22. Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 13, 2009, 16:40 Wildone
 
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.

This comment was edited on Feb 13, 2009, 16:40.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

21. Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 13, 2009, 00:47 swaaye
 
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.

This comment was edited on Feb 13, 2009, 00:48.
 
Avatar 49717
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

20. Re: I'll be the asshole.. 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?  
Avatar 17185
 



“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

19. Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 22:21 Paranoid Jack
 
First Dragon Age being pushed back now this...

This sucks big time.
 
Avatar 11537
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

18. Re: I'll be the asshole.. 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...

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

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

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

Screw publishers...

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

16. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 17:59 StingingVelvet
 
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.
 
Avatar 54622
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

15. I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 17:46 The Half Elf
 
And say it's karma for KOTOR2.  
Avatar 12670
 



Using a steering wheel on a Burnout game is like using the Space Shuttle controls to fly a kite.
https://www.twitch.tv/the_half_elf
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

14. Re: Well it is more than clear.... Feb 12, 2009, 17:41 Ventura
 
I say we take off and nuke the entire Sega HQ from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

13. Well it is more than clear.... Feb 12, 2009, 17:32 Shataan
 
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.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

12. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 17:17 TychoCelchuuu
 
Noooooooooo  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

11. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? 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.
 
Avatar 25394
 



"I've got an emo streak. It's part of what makes me so rad." - Rick Sanchez
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

10. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 15:31 Veinman
 
Right on Jonny, a new Sonic game will fix this problem.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

9. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 15:06 Jonny
 
"We're in financial trouble? Quick, cancel all original projects and for the love of God someone get me a sequel."  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

8. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:47 Kosumo
 
Sega needs to insert another 20 cents to continue 10 .. 9 .. 8 .. 7 .. 6 ..  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

7. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:25 NKD
 
GAME OVER, MAN! GAME OVER!  
Avatar 43041
 



"Fuck off, bard." -Geralt of Rivia
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

6. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:18 wallace321
 
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?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

5. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? 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

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

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

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

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 

3. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 13:45 DangerDog
 
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.  
Avatar 6174
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
22 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >