Sega: No Sequel for Obsidian's Alpha Protocol

The Obsidian developed spy RPG Alpha Protocol will not be getting a sequel from publisher Sega. Speaking with CVG, Sega West president Mike Hayes told the outlet "Let's speak very commercially; the game hasn't sold what we've expected, therefore we won't be doing a sequel."

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Hayes believes the concept was "brilliant", but cited generally below-average reviews as one of the factors of the decision: "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 Protocl suffered several major delays before finally being released on June 1 on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Obsidian, an independent developer, continues to work on a variety of games including Fallout: New Vegas for Bethesda and Dungeon Siege III for Square-Enix.