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Aliens RPG dead, Spielberg’s “project LMNO” alive

aliens-rpgThe Aliens role-playing game has officially been canned by Obsidian Entertainment and Sega. Obsidian, the developers behind Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II and the upcoming Alpha Protocol, announced the game with Sega in 2006, but announced on Friday “we are no longer working on the game”.

A Sega spokesperson gave the official final nail, saying the company “has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG”. The squad-based action game Aliens: Colonial Marines has also slipped from its June-latest release date, but it currently looks set for late September.

While the Aliens role-playing game may be officially “game over, man”, despite rumours to the contrary, Steven Spielberg’s mysterious LMNO project isn’t. In a fascinating interview with Edge, leftfield game designer Jason Rohrer said: “I did some consulting work, most recently for EA on the Spielberg LMNO project. My understanding is that project’s pretty much been cancelled now, what with the changing economy, but I’m not sure.”

Rohrer specialises in quirky games like PC freebie Passage and iPhone game Primrose. So quite what LMNO is, is intriguing. Spielberg’s other mysterious PQRS project turned out to be Boom Blox. Either way, LMNO is not dead, despite what Rohrer says, according to Electronic Arts.

Kotaku were contacted by the company to say: “LMNO was a code name for a project in development. While the project continues to develop at [Electronic Arts Los Angeles] with Steven, we no longer refer to it as LMNO.”


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