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Obsidian not developing Alpha Protocol 2, but would like to
Posted: 22.05.2011 04:40 by Comments: 3
Alpha Protocol was one of the more unfairly maligned roleplaying games of last year, featuring a present day scenario with tons of morally ambiguous decisions that the player could make, which would affect the gameplay and the story as the game went along. The PC version, in particular, was well designed.

However, since the game flopped in sales, Sega has completely given up on the IP - but Obsidian hasn't.

In an interview with NowGamer, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has stated that a sequel would vastly improve on the original. "Perhaps it was not necessarily the job we did but there was something beyond the game – how it was represented or how it was sold or what people felt we promised them. Something went off-kilter there. So there’s another lesson to learn about communication," says Urquhart. "We’re not making Alpha Protocol 2 but I would make Alpha Protocol 2. To do a job like this, sometimes you have to be optimistic, you have to look to the future and say ‘We can do better.’ And I always believe that."

Let us know if you enjoyed Alpha Protocol and would like to see a new game.
Source: Bluesnews

Comments

By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 22, 2011
FoolWolf
If I remember this correctly - there were a few things that were off:
1. Obsidian made this game - it was buggy! Several forum pages of troubles.
2. The game came with rather stupid DRM - activations etc and limits.
3. Meta critics had this to 72% and Users at 7.3 - a fairly well situated score - but they showed that you more less either loved it or hated it. Not a very balanced score. A game for a wider market would have a more balanced score curve IMO.
4. The game didn't really felt made for PC - controls were often complained about.
5. Too many thought the idea was nice - but the game crap.

Simple as that. Obsidian had pretty much commercials and in advance movies and the right mix of rumors and game trailers up. it just failed to deliver and offering a rather hefty price and DRM for a AAA title - when it most assuredly wasn't a triple A...

I'm actually rather happy they don't make an Alpha Protocol 2 - I think Obsidian should make less games overall and start bloody well bug test the piece of bug-ridden crap of an insult they sell gamers!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 22, 2011
herodotus
I kept leaning toward buying it when it inevitably arrived in the Sales bin of digital download stores, but something just held me back.
Not too sure how a sequel will be received, if it does indeed go ahead.
By Ilyas93 (SI Veteran Member) on May 22, 2011
Ilyas93
If they will make Alpha Protocol 2 then it should have more weapons, outfits, campaign mission, mercenary missions (to gain more money), and that you can go outside and do other stuff. Like a real RPG not like Alpha Protocol.