Discounting "three totally sh— reviews" from American sources, Rebellion reasons that Aliens vs Predator is a "critical success", just as becoming the UK's fastest-selling title of 2010 makes it a commercial success. They're already thinking sequel.
"The reviews have been mostly good," Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley told Develop Magazine. "We've had three totally sh— reviews by some Americans, which is a bit odd. Some of them were inexcusably bad. If you discount those poor reviews AvP is averaging high for us."
Currently on Metacritic, Aliens vs Predator is averaging 73, 67 and 65 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, respectively. Gamespot, of course, savaged it with a 55 (PC), but if you throw out the low and the high it still comes back to a 75 for the PC.
Whatever, it's enough for Kingsley to start talk of a sequel. "We're also in discussions with Sega about ongoing support for AvP, and also about a sequel to the game," Kingsley told develop "I won't say what stage those negotiations are in, but we would love to revisit the franchise. Fox are excited about what we're doing, and we feel we've added value to the franchise."
Kingsley said the studio would "love to work with Sega again," adding, "there were a lot of things we couldn't fit into the original."
Rebellion Elated with AvP Sales, Wants Sequel [Develop via VE3D]