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Aliens RPG officially canned

Obsidian "no longer working on" role-playing game, it says

Obsidian has confirmed that its missing-in-action Aliens RPG is officially no more.

Speaking on its official forums the developer said it's no longer working on the game, and will instead be pointing its attention at Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas.

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"Rumours have circled around a bit regarding the fate of the Aliens role playing game that Obsidian and Sega had been working on," an Obsidian spokesperson said. "Unfortunately, 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.

"We're going to keep this forum up for another week for archival purposes and to allow you guys to finish up any open threads, and then we will shut it down since it is no longer a product that is in development."

The cancellation had been rumoured for some time, kick started by a business profile by ex-designer David Kondor back in February, which claimed that the Aliens game had been canned. Which has bang on, even though Sega called it a "rumour" at the time.

Sega has since issued the following statement to Edge-Online:

"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."

It's a shame, but considering we never saw anything of Obsidian's work we can only assume it was cancelled for a good reason.

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