In 2009, Sega had three games in the Aliens universe under its control: Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines,
Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator
and an Aliens RPG
from Obsidian. Sega decided to cancel one of these projects – we assume through a sophisticated "close your eyes, spin around and point" method – and Obsidian's RPG got the boot
Back then Sega didn't offer a taste of what the game would look like, but now we have a video of some creepy-crawly creatures from Obsidian's Aliens RPG, courtesy of character animator Danny Garnett.
In 2010, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said the Aliens RPG was basically a finished game
when Sega pulled the plug. "That's how close we were," he said. "It looked and felt like it was ready to ship." We wish we could say the same
about Colonial Marines