Obsidian Still Wants To Make Alpha Protocol 2

by Jeff Marchiafava on May 22, 2011 at 08:12 AM

After the release of Obsidian's disappointing spy RPG Alpha Protocol, publisher Sega wasted no time in stating that a sequel would not be happening. In a recent interview, Obsidian's CEO acknowledges the title's failures, but says the company would still like a shot at making a sequel.

In the latest issue of Play, Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart addressed Alpha Protocol's poor critical reception. "I think there were things in the game we could have done better. We’ve talked about how the cover system wasn’t the best. Would it have been better with no cover system, so we could focus on other things instead? There were certain things we did really well – the whole story, the characters, the branching."

Urquhart didn't mince words when asked if he would do a sequel: “Of course. 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.”

You can chalk me up as one of the many gamers disappointed in how Alpha Protocol turned out, and although I think there were a lot more problems besides just the cover system, I would love to see a developer take another stab at a spy RPG. For more on what went wrong with Alpha Protocol, check out our review.

[via: Now Gamer]