No Alpha Protocol sequel due to low sales


Even though Alpha Protocol wasn’t the best Western RPG, I thought it could have really improved for the sequel and deliver an amazing experience. SEGA’s Mike Hayes has decided that we won’t get a sequel due to the low sales of the first game. Which makes sense.

“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. 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.”  – Mike Hayes, President of SEGA West

I hope this does not stop SEGA from doing another Western RPG in the near future. Though, I have to admit that Obsidian dropped the ball on this one. How can a game be delayed for 2 years and it still play like it wasn’t complete, yet out of the blue they announce that they are doing a Fallout game and its coming out in a few months? Makes you think where their priorities where.

[Source: CVG]

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4 responses to “No Alpha Protocol sequel due to low sales

  1. Sega Stylista says:

    Sega needs to find a way to make internally developed SOJ titles with global appeal and stop pandering to western mainstream audiences with turds like this.

    Seriously, it's not that hard.

    At least he admitted it was crap and not quality.

    Please, no more movie games. It only encourages people to jerk off with their whole life.

  2. MadeManG74 says:

    The game was great, I had great fun with it. Shame it's not getting a sequel.

  3. F-D_M says:

    "Makes you think where their priorities where."

    Not only but also a project involving EA and mostly Dungeon Siege 3, all maked with the new engine developed for SEGA's ALIENS rpg!

  4. cube_b3 says:

    While I am almost never in favor of outsourced games but in this occassion I am a tad bit confused given that the engine and the style is already completed wouldn't making a sequel be comparatively cheaper and better?

    I hated the game since inception so I couldn't care less.

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