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."

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.

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    July 6, 2010 10:01 AM

    Obsidian puts out rather...ahh mediocre titles. Alas.

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      July 6, 2010 10:10 AM

      This is really sad and I hate everyone who didn't buy this now.

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      July 6, 2010 10:19 AM

      Exactly. I knew this game was going to be average, yet they keep getting big titles to make. Star Wars, NWN's, Fallout... It's beyond belief.

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        July 6, 2010 10:21 AM

        It's not average though, it's an unpolished diamond.

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