Rebellion’s Dave Brickely has said in an interview that the violence contained in Aliens vs Predator was “necessary”.
“In spite of drawing on some great source material like the comics, the 1999 game as well as the original films, the AvP movies went for the biggest audience they could find with a lower age rating and that, I think, is what pissed people off the most,” said Brickley when talking about the attention the violence in it has gotten from the media to CVG.
“It’s not something we ever even considered for the game, as you can probably tell by some of the kill moves. It’s impossible to pay homage to the material without being so graphic.”
The game was not released in Germany, due to the anti-violent game climate and because Rebellion did not want to hurt the game with cuts.
AvP hits February 19, for PC, PS3 and 360.