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Former Obsidian Designer: Aliens RPG Is Canceled

Rumors that Sega is pulling the plug on Obsidian Entertainment's RPG based on the Aliens film gain steam via a professional networking profile from a former employee of the company that describes the project as canceled.
Rumors that Sega canceled Obsidian Entertainment's RPG based on the Aliens film appear to be confirmed via a professional networking profile from a former employee of the company. The employee titles himself as an "Ex-Designer for Obsidian Entertainment," and lists the "canceled third-person action Aliens RPG (Xbox 360, PS3, & PC)" among his work experience. Earlier this month, consumer weblog Kotaku reported rumors of layoffs at the developer as the in-development RPG was canned -- right after Sega announced it would publish a new Aliens vs. Predator game from developer Rebellion. With the announcement of the Rebellion title, Sega confirmed it was "strategically updating" the release timing of other Aliens franchise games in its portfolio. Sega gained the license to the franchise through a 2006 deal with 20th Century Fox, and announced the Obsidian title shortly thereafter. Gamasutra has reached out to the parties for comment and will update as we receive word.

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