No more Alpha Protocol
In news that I'm sure will surprise no one (least of all, people that bought the game), Sega has decided that Alpha Protocol will not recieve the sequel treatment. In an interview with CVG, Sega West president Mike Hayes talks about AP's poor metacritic showing but also remains proud of the core concept that the game tried for, and failed to reach:
"The concept was brilliant, though," he added. "You know this whole thing with Metacritic where you have to be in the high 70s to mid-80s minimum [to have any success] - well, with RPGs you have got to be in the late 80s."
Given Obsidian's development track record, combined with partnering with financially prickly publishers (Atari, Sega), I wouldn't be investing much stock in that particular company. Maybe Fallout: New Vegas can turn things around for the endlessly "in the shit" developer.
Maybe it was the utterly stupid-looking "stealth" armor that did Mike Thorton in.