It’s finally “Game over!” for the Aliens RPG
It’s in development, it’s not in development, hang on, it is in development. No, wait, it’s not in development again .
Unfortunately for us, the sci-fi title is not destined to end up like our favourite Friends’ characters* in marital bliss as, re-confirming on an official forum what we already confirmed back in February, Obsidian have finally put a M41a Pulse Rifle round into the heart of the project.
Addressing the recent spat of rumours of the game’s demise, administrator “The Guildmaster” states in an official forum post:
“[...] it is true that we are no longer working on the game, and we wanted to finally announce that officially to everyone who has been following its development.”
Seeking further confirmation, Sega has since issued the following statement to Edge:
“At this point, Sega has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG. The Aliens franchise offers us so much content to choose from that we feel it important to take a step back and carefully consider the type of game we want to release.
“We plan to continue working with the Aliens franchise and ask fans to be patient and stay tuned for more information about what Sega has coming out for the Aliens series of games, starting with the upcoming Alien vs. Predator game.”
Sad news for those of us partial to some RPG action and fans of the Aliens universe. Of course, the Aliens RPG could always “do a Joey” by moving to L.A., get its own series and refuse to die. Actually, no. That’s a terrible idea.
* This is a lie. Chandler was our favourite character.