The rumours were true. Sega's Aliens role-playing game, previously in development at Obsidian Entertainment, is as dead as games can get. The title's developer and publisher both confirmed today that development on Aliens RPG has ceased.
A posting on the Obsidian forums from a forum administrator, picked up by Giant Bomb, attempts to clear the air by noting "it is true that we are no longer working on the game, and we wanted to finally announce that officially to everyone who has been following its development." In case there was any confusion about that, the post ends saying that Aliens RPG is "no longer a product that is in development."
Sega also confirmed in a statement that the title is kaput. "At this point, SEGA has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG," says official word.
The role-playing game from the dev team responsible for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and the forthcoming Alpha Protocol was announced in December of 2006, but was never shown publicly.
Sega still has plenty of Aliens licensed games coming down the pipe, with Aliens Vs. Predator and Aliens: Colonial Marines shooting for every platform that can handle 'em.
The Official State of Obsidian's Aliens RPG, by The Guildmaster [Obsidian Forum Community via Giant Bomb]