Obsidian: Aliens RPG was finished

Written by Joe Martin

April 29, 2010 // 11:20 a.m.

Tags: #aliens #avellone #cancelled #cancelled-game #obsidian #obsidian-aliens-rpg-was-finished #rebellion #rpg #sega #urqhuart

Obsidian Entertainment has revealed a few details about the unnamed Aliens RPG it was working on before the project was cancelled by Sega last year, saying that the game was essentially finished.

"If you had come in and played any of the last builds we were working on, you would have said it was a finished game," said Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart in a comment to Joystiq.

"That's how close we were. It looked and felt like it was ready to ship."

The Aliens RPG was set to be a turn-based game where players were cast as Colonial Marines, with classes broken down into ranks. Despite the pace of the combat the game was said to be very tense and jumpy, as well as pretty much feature-complete.

Sadly, Sega decided to cancel the project regardless of how close to completion it was, explaining that it wanted to "carefully consider the type of [Aliens] game to release".

The RPG was one of three Aliens projects Sega had in development - the other two were Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator and Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is still in development. Sega says Gearbox's game is still about a year away from release.

Obsidian meanwhile is hard at work on a Spy-based RPG for Sega, Alpha Protocol - a game we quietly have high hopes for. Check our Alpha Protocol preview for more information.

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