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Aliens RPG cancelled, Obsidian fires staff, future in doubt
Development Info - posted by DarkUnderlord on Fri 13 February 2009, 01:12:56Tags: Obsidian Entertainment
Kotaku are reporting some pretty wild speculation that Obsidian's Aliens RPG has been cancelled by Sega:
Sources tell Kotaku that Sega has pulled the plug on their upcoming Aliens Roleplaying Game under development by California-based developer Obsidian.
We've also been told that Obsidian, no longer working on the Sega project, laid off more than 20 people last night. With lack of official confirmation from anyone at the two companies involved, take this with a grain of salt.
The rumors come the day after Sega announced that a new Aliens vs. Predator game coming out in early 2010. In that announcement Sega said they had "strategically updated the release of the other upcoming Aliens titles currently in development within its portfolio."
Meanwhile joystiq say:
The layoffs also affected the team working on Alpha Protocol, another Obsidian-developed, Sega-published title. Without the Aliens RPG, Obsidian is apparently on the ropes, our sources say.
... and on the official Obsidian forums:
I hope you guys understand that we really can't say anything. You guys are our community and I think you deserve some kind of comment, but unfortunately that comment is "no comment."
Oh yeah, they're screwed.
Thanks Anonymous, Matt7895 and RPGWatch.