Obsidian: Canned Aliens RPG felt “ready to ship”

Wednesday, 28th April 2010 19:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has said that before the game was canceled, for all intents and purposes, the Aliens RPG it was working on looked like “a finished game”.

Speaking with Joystiq during an event last week, Urquhart also revealed some of the game’s content.

“Oh, if you had come in and played any of the last builds we were working on, you would have said it was a finished game,” said Urquhart.

“That’s how close we were. It looked and felt like it was ready to ship.”

He then went on to say that you would have played as Colonial Marines in the game and missions involved tasks such as protecting the robot sentry guns axed from Aliens, “multiple types of Marines” and lots of fun gadgetry.

Urquhart also mentioned the developmental challenge of making a “15-foot long Alien turn around at the end of a hallway”.

Stuff of nightmares, there. Maybe more will be revealed on the canned RPG when the non-disclosure agreement is up on 2011.

Unfortunately, the game was , canceled back in June of last year, but there’s always Fallout: New Vegas to look forward to from Obsidian, and Alpha Protocol as well.



  1. Bulk Slash

    I’m hopeful this might get an unofficial release/leak someday, like Propeller Arena or Starfox 2.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Mauller

    It’s too bad that Obsidian’s idea of ready to ship means full of bugs and game stopping crashes.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    release it on the pc if it’s done :)or release it as it is for people I mean pc gamers. we will mod so it’s done.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I was talking to Obsidian about this yesterday in Paris.

    Intersting to say the least.

    Stay tuned next week.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    wat ar you hiding Johnny? :P

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen


    #6 5 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    Hmm Fallout New Vegas, Rage are some of my guesses as to what Cullen has seen. All Bestehda related.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Do we know why Sega canned this? It’s all very well it looking ‘finished’ if it was actually ‘rubbish’.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    Was this the game that got that leaked gameplay footage, it looked like ‘kotor’ mixed with ‘Aliens’, because that looked pantaloons (can i use the word pantaloons as a derogatory remark?)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    yeah it was

    and yeah it looked pantaloons

    #10 5 years ago

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