Tue, Jul 06, 2010 | 13:49 BST
Sega “won’t be doing” Alpha Protocol sequel
Sega West boss Mike Hayes has said the publisher “won’t be doing” an Alpha Protocol sequel.
Hayes told CVG that, while he was happy with the concept of the Obsidian RPG, money, as ever, talks.
“Let’s speak very commercially; the game hasn’t sold what we’ve expected, therefore we won’t be doing a sequel,” he said.
“The concept was brilliant, though. You know this whole thing with Metacritic where you have to be in the high 70s to mid-80s minimum [to have any success] – well, with RPGs you have got to be in the late 80s.”
Alpha Protocol released earlier this year for PS3, 360 and PC.
Obsidian is currently working on two projects: Fallout: New Vegas for Bethesda, and Dungeon Siege III in collaboration with Square Enix.
Sega, meanwhile, announced this morning it wouldn’t be at gamescom in Germany next month.