Bad news for those who play Aliens vs Predator on the 360 or PS3. Sega has recently announced that plans to launch an upcoming patch for console versions have been cancelled. The disappointing announcement came from forum administrator Clumsyorchid on the official Sega forms.
“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,” says the administrator.
“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.”
When asked about whether the PC patch would still launch as planned, the administrator replied: “My fight is never over. I'm here for the long haul. I have heard nothing on PC patches and would not assume there will be any changes unless stated otherwise.”
News of the cancelled console support didn’t go over well with console players, especially those who purchased the recently released map pack for the game. In addition to balancing issues and bug fixes common in most patches, the cancelled console patch would have added several new features, including an XP system, leaderboard updates, skin unlocks for ranked and non-ranked matches, improved matchmaking, and team balancing. You can read the provisional notes on the upcoming PC patch, which won’t be available for the console versions, here.
Source: Sega forums via CVG
July 15, 2010