Sega: Alpha Protocol 2 Won't Happen
It really didn't turn out well. And if you're thinking Sega will give Obsidian another shot with a sequel, think again.
According to CVG, Sega West president Mike Hayes has confirmed there are no plans for a sequel to the lackluster Alpha Protocol. Perhaps surprisingly, Hayes referred directly to the low review scores as the primary reason for the game's poor sales, and even gave us an average score range that would make a sequel worthy in the eyes of a publisher. Said Hayes:
"Let's speak very commercially; the game hasn't sold what we've expected, therefore we won't be doing a sequel. The concept was brilliant, though. 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. Whilst we had a good game, I don't think we had a game that had enough to get us to that upper echelon and I think that was the issue."
Actually Mike, you really didn't have a "good game." You had the makings of a good game; as you say, the concept was pretty darn good. But the extremely mediocre execution left a lot to be desired and sadly, Alpha Protocol couldn't possibly stand on its own against such stellar competition this generation. Besides, Obsidian is hard at work on Dungeon Siege III and is also working with Bethesda on Fallout: New Vegas. Let's get those right, shall we?
Related Game(s): Alpha Protocol
7/6/2010 10:23:05 AM Ben Dutka