For almost two decades, the obsidian entertainmentcurrently working on Outer Worlds 2 and Avowed, was at the beginning of development on a new Aliens title at the time. The game was in production between 2006 and 2009 and was canceled because the game lacked a director, and disagreements between the developers resulted in “a lot of dysfunction”.
The game that would be an RPG, according to Josh Sawyer For Obsidian, it had “very slow development, especially when it came to creating levels that worked”. “We had another game in development with Sega at the time, Alpha Protocol, and Sega (understandably, in my opinion) dropped Aliens in favor of Alpha Protocol,” he says.
“There were a lot of great ideas in production, but you don’t submit ideas! The biggest lesson I learned from that experience is that if you don’t have playable levels, you don’t have much of a game (there are some exceptions, of course),” says Sawyer.
The game would be similar to Aliens: Fireteam Elite
The developer says that the premise of the canceled Alien game resembled what was featured in Aliens: Fireteam Elite. “I was happy to play Aliens: Fireteam Elite, because the general idea was similar: small team, third person, with an emphasis on support actions and deployables. The similarities end there, but it was nice to see that the idea would be fun in practice. “, said.
In case you’ve never heard of the game that led to the cancellation of Aliens mentioned here, Alpha Protocol is a “spy RPG” developed by Obsidian and released in 2010 for PC, PS3, and Xbox One. The game was well received and , although playable on consoles, is no longer for sale on Steam.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite, mentioned by Sawyer, released in 2021 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, arrives later this month for Switch via the cloud. The next xenomorph game, Aliens: Dark Descent, arrives in July and is under the care of Tindalos Interactive and Focus Entertainment and will be a strategy game.
Josh Sawyer recently worked on Pentiment as director, in addition to other Obsidian titles such as Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, among others.
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