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Obsidian confirms demise of Aliens RPG

Rumours finally laid to rest.

Obsidian has confirmed that the Aliens role-playing game it was developing for SEGA has been canned.

In a post on its forums, an Obsidian staffer said, "Unfortunately, it is true that we are no longer working on the game, and we wanted to finally announce that officially to everyone who has been following its development... it is no longer a product that is in development."

SEGA subsequently confirmed the news, spotted by Giant Bomb, with a statement. "At this point, SEGA has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG. The Aliens franchise offers us so much content to choose from that we feel it important to take a step back and carefully consider the type of game we want to release," the publisher said.

Rumours that the Aliens RPG had been cancelled and staff laid off surfaced earlier in February over at Kotaku, but even recently, SEGA staff were insisting the project was going ahead.

SEGA has two other Aliens projects in development: a new Aliens vs. Predator from Rebellion, due in early 2010, and Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines. Both are first-person shooters due to arrive on PS3, PC and Xbox 360, as the Aliens RPG had been.