Making an RPG in the Alien universe is an awesome idea. I only hope they make a good story, and not just use 'rpg' as an excuse to give some extra color to an otherwise action based game. There is huge potential with this setting, as long as it stays authentic to the original movies.
Studio behind KOTOR II, Neverwinter Nights 2 crafting sci-fi-movie-based role-player for "next-generation systems," PC; Gearbox working on Alien FPS?
Some acclaimed creative minds have been involved in the Alien franchise, including directors Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and David Fincher, who crafted the sterile, spooky sci-fi movies, and Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, who created the looks for the titular creatures.
Gamers can add one more name to that list, as Sega today announced that role-playing game specialist Obsidian Entertainment is developing the upcoming RPG set in the Alien universe.
The game, which as of now remains untitled, is coming to PCs and "next-generation systems." Sega has not dated the project but on Monday said that the first Alien-licensed game wouldn't arrive before 2009. No further details of the game were mentioned.
With Monday's announcement, Sega also revealed that a first-person shooter based on the movies was also in development but did not reveal the game's developer. However, Internet reports, including one from Gaming Target, noticed a few company names in the copyrights on Sega's Alien teaser page.
Along with mention of Obsidian, which was confirmed today, was Gearbox Software, the team behind the Brothers in Arms franchise. The two names were quickly removed, according to Gaming Target, and as of press time and following today's news, Obsidian's name was back on the page.
Sega did not respond to requests for comment as of press time.
Excited that an Alien game is coming out after so long but I dunno how its gonna work out being an RPG. =/
Awesome. I love the Alien franchise and can't wait to see what they got in store for us. I think I'd like the FPS more than the RPG, but I hope their both good games.
I'm kinda confused here... is Osidian / Sega making 2 rpg's, one being based on Alien and another one yet to be titled or are these the same game? Well I always tought they were the same game, but I was just now browsing over wikipedia and check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsidian_Entertainment It basically says that there are 2 projects in development with different names, one named "Georgia" and another one named "Connecticut"...
From the recent games that Obsidian produced, I would expect that the better ending of the game would be if you played the Aliens themselves. Both KoToR II & NWN II Endings sucked for the good guys...
I think that is ace..alien vs predator ... was pretty cool and i bet this game will look cool when released.. i twill look so beutiful... oh and do one about red dwarf i can help!!!
what they are telling us here - nothing but junk what we want to hear - about the game whos with me?
To tubichat: Obsidian doesn't have the Predator license, so it won't be that, regardless. See Obsidian's forums for details.
I personaly hope it's more even more action based First Person RPG than, Oblivion or Hellgate London. RPG games that say they are first person, still have that feeling of a third person game. I want an RPG that really feels like a first person game, and doesnt just look like one. At least there are games like STLAKER coming out, that are FPS, wit hRPG elements. In fact, I would have rather wanted to see a brand new First Person Shooter, in the ALIENS world. Maybe with RPG elements. But not fully RPG. And an updated version of the DOOM 3 engine.
I hope like Oblivion you can switch to first person. 3rd person can be done well but in the alien/terminator/predator games I always prefered 1st person.
alien franchise is SOOO wasted now. the story from the movies never really evolved to a respectable story, so making an RPG out of a world that i really dont care for, doesnt interest me, and graphics wont make ME play a game either. but it will probably be found on your bargain racks a couple months after its out. this is all opinion though, because somehow there's a new Rocky movie. How bout this sega, Alien vs. Rocky?
Right off bat I was a lil turned off at the idea of a game in the Aliens universe simply cause the whole setting seems a lil dated... but with an RPG/Diablo approach, plus arcade masters Sega fixing up a shooter... I can kind of see this working out nicely ^_^
RPG!!! Awesome! Made by Obsidian, even more AWESOME! But, the question I have now..... The FPS... some of you may recall a certain awesome series of 2 games, that was also a fps and was also set in the alien universe.... Aliens Vs. Predator! And not the r-tarded movie either! What happened to AvP? AvP 2 was so good, I spent hours playing online... it was better then Halo in my opinion. AvP 3, without any tie ins to the movie (you know, like the movie never happened) could be the Halo killer if done right.......... Dammit, AvP 2 was one of my favorites... ruined by a movie with the dumbest plot and worst acting ever.
SWEET!!! Aliens are awesome and those two teams are great. (But I hope Obsidian FINISHES AlienRPG before releasing it.)
nice i told people yonks ago that obsidian were making a PS3 and 360 title. but i got laughed at, who's laughing now?!?!?!
Woohoo now all we need is an online subscription based component with stats that save up and rank etc just like Aliens Online use to be!
Sega certainly picked the right crew to develop the Aliens RPG. Obsidian is a pretty damn good RPG developer.
Oh wow. Sega is running the Full Throttle(R) (Pun intended) with the Aliens franchise! Lol. Alien Syndrome (although a remake of the arcade & late 80's home systems) being made by Totally Games, the maker of the old X-Wing games (the later ones were made by Factor 5). Aliens FPS possibly by Gearbox! And this Aliens RPG by Obsidian! OMG! Triple gaming goodness to the MAX!
watchin this for sure, both of em, any you guys read the original avp graphic novel, thats how good the film should have been!:)
Obsidian and Gearbox making Alien games. Sega, you'd better not screw these upcoming masterpices like you did on M2TW!
Dammit ... I was thinking of trying to create an Aliens mod using one of the newer engines (I was heading towards DoomIII/Quake4 because of the lighting effects) ... been beaten to the punch again :( Looking forward to the game already ... let's hope they can get it right. There have been some dodgy film titles recently,. The original AvP was awesome because of the atmosphere and the lack of saving whilst mid-level. I'm assuming this is going to be an Aliens only licence so probably just Marines against the Xenomorphs ;)
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