Aliens: Crucible is a role-playing game for PC's, X360 and PS3 originally developed by Obsidian Entertainment and first announced by Sega on December 13, 2006.
Simon Jeffery, president of Sega, said:
- "...With Obsidian Entertainment’s development pedigree, they were our first choice to bring the Alien franchise to the RPG universe. They are the only developer for us that could effectively combine the Alien mythology with compelling RPG gameplay to create the ultimate Alien experience."
Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment also said:
- "We are thrilled to be working with the great production and publishing teams at Sega to deliver the ultimate in-depth Alien experience to gamers worldwide. Building an epic RPG with a license as heralded as the Alien franchise is truly a great honor."
Unlike the majority of RPG or dragon games online, Crucible would have been set apart by its unique gameworld. The dark, brooding Alien universe would have been unique to RPG games.
Unfortunately, when AvP was announced in February 2009, Sega announced that development on the game had been "indefinitely suspended". No reason had been given. It was reported that several employees at Obsidian had lost their jobs. The game was officially cancelled in June 2009. Both Sega and Obsidian confirmed it and Obsidian removed their Aliens RPG forum shortly after.