Aliens vs Predator may have been the fastest selling game in the UK at the time of its release, but it was heavily criticised shortly after its release for its short single player campaigns. Hardcore fans of both Predator and Aliens universes persevered in the hope of patches and DLC to extend the game but then this news that broke yesterday has shattered their hopes. SEGA Community Manager Clumsyorchid shocked the AvP player base yesterday with a forum post.
I’ve just received a mail this AM regarding patches for the console versions of AVP and I regret to inform everyone that these have sadly been scrapped.
I had previously made a claim that these were coming and at the time, this was very much on the table. For the console community, I apologize, as I know there are many features and updates that you’d like to see. I’ll keep fighting internally for this to happen, but until I hear otherwise, there will not be a console patch for either Xbox or PS3.
Of course the post only mentioned console versions but it’s not hard to see that SEGA could quite easily and quickly do the same for the PC version.
Although you may never have played AvP it may be in the long term interest of gamers everywhere if we make our voice heard about this to SEGA. AvP was released at the start of 2010 and less than 6 months have passed. If companies start to pull the plug on game support after half a year then we’ll all lose in the end.