SAN FRANCISCO (June 30, 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) today announced that the second downloadable content pack for Aliens vs Predator will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation® Store for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and STEAM for PC. This first newly designed Map Pack, including 4 brand new maps and new weather types will be available on July 7 2010, allowing players to prove their skills on the killing grounds of BG-386.
“The PC market is third in terms of its year-on-year performance with a decline of 26 per cent, but this doesn’t really reflect the full picture… The PC digital download business is now a viable sector but somewhat invisible as it’s not yet covered by Chart-Track. The PC market overall is actually performing much better than is currently reported and remains a vital and strong sector to be involved in.”
“Last month’s PC chart illustrates Sega’s position within this sector… Napoleon: Total War, Football Manager 2010 and Aliens vs Predator are three different styles of game from three different genres. They can all drive a strong, community fan base with the ability to consistently deliver endless hours of gameplay. Incidentally, they are all developed in the UK… For 2009, Sega was ranked the second biggest PC publisher in the market. In 2010 year-to-date, we are once again ranked second. Long may it continue.” – Sega’s UK MD John Clark
Hopefully, someone will step up to provide accurate sales data for not only the PC market but all the different console and handheld download services. As these sectors grow it becomes increasingly difficult to get an accurate picture of how the video game industry is performing.
“If you think about it, we can sequel-ise Bayonetta, AvP, Alpha Protocol and we can make a hit of something like Vanquish.” – Mike Hayes, Sega West President
Better hold off those sequel-ise plans for Alpha Protocol until it’s been released and we see how it sells. As far as the other two go I would be surprised if SEGA isn’t already knee deep in sequel-ising them.
LONDON (10th March 2010) – SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that full outfits from Aliens vs Predator are now available on PlayStation® Home Thread Store for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. These costumes, a male and female version for each species in the game, are offered as complete packages, but also available to download separately.
SEGA and Rebellion can confirm that a new updated version of the Aliens vs Predator demo is available now on PlayStation Network. The first iteration of the Aliens vs Predator multiplayer demo has now been taken down from PlayStation Network and replaced with this new version.
The first iteration of the demo suffered matchmaking problems resulting in some players experiencing difficulties getting into matches. SEGA and Rebellion have worked closely with Sony to investigate and resolve the issue with this new demo. The new demo also features additional functionality to allow PlayStation 3 users to create their own matches and browse for any available ones to join.