The rumoured canning of SEGA's Aliens RPG over at Obsidian Entertainment is now given some unfortunate concrete proof that it is canned.
An ex-designer who worked at the development studio has revealed in his online CV that he was attached to a now "canceled third-person action Aliens RPG" for next-gen and PC.
"Designer for canceled third-person action Aliens RPG (Xbox 360, PS3, & PC)" reads David Kondor's profile page.
Beneath that he listed what his charges were while a designer on the Aliens RPG game:
-- Responsible for the planning, layout, setup, and tuning of multiple large areas including a Vertical Slice
-- Worked directly with a team of Animators, Artists, Sound Designers, and Writers to ensure consistent area vision and to maintain fun gameplay, visual storytelling, and the atmosphere of the Aliens universe
-- Worked with other Designers to contribute to and improve on the vision of game
-- Designed, Scripted and Balanced Major Combat Encounters and Boss Battles
-- Designed, Implemented, and Iterated on Missions and Scripted Scenes
-- Created and Iterated on initial Area layouts using XSI
-- Worked with programmers to develop & improve on a new In-House Game Engine & Tools
This could mean extra trouble for the development studio as SEGA are also funding their upcoming action-RPG title Alpha Protocol, which is in similar style to BioWare's Mass Effect but deals with global espionage instead. Staff cuts at Obsidian now?