Aliens vs Predator patch for 360 and PS3 canceled, console players angry

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


  • JayBeat - July 16, 2010 9:46 a.m.

  • Valntyne - July 16, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    Meh, it was a good rental. Sucks for those who shelled $60 for it, though.
  • RebornKusabi - July 15, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    I don't even like the game but that's some serious bull****.
  • AnonymouZ - July 15, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    But... why cancell it? besides the "you didn't buy me enough so you who bought me get shit" argument?
  • Frootaloom - July 15, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    this game has been going downhill since release. I actually bought it, cause I kept promising myself it would be good (denying it wasn't great). the online sucked so much but had potential. the only thing was that the matchmaking sucked hardcore, you could only get into matches of 3 or 4 people at best and it would take 20 min to do so. I took the game back to get my money cause they never fixed it.
  • lovinmyps3 - July 15, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    That's such bullshit!
  • killerrpgfan - July 15, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    huh well i haven't bought this yet and i didn't plan on buying it until it was like 20$ or less, but that still sucks. I don't care how bad the game is you should stick with it unless it is completely horrible like as in it doesn't work. I mean an eight from gamesradar must mean it is atleast sorta worth it right?
  • TheWebSwinger - July 15, 2010 8:04 p.m.

    I kinda feel like they made the right choice here...I mean does anyone care? Nooope, and they also didn't have to spend the money (though it would probably have been minimal) to make/distribute it. Win-win.
  • db1331 - July 15, 2010 7:53 p.m.

    The 8 people who still play this are going to be pissed off.
  • DrRock - July 15, 2010 7:53 p.m.

    That's exactly what I was thinking Willis. From what it sounds like the stuff they were gonna patch should've been in the initial release anyways.
  • Baron164 - July 15, 2010 7:53 p.m.

    It looked ok, not worth the $60 at launch though. I was waiting until it hit $20 which looks like it may be sooner rather than later.
  • ScruffMoney - July 15, 2010 7:51 p.m.

    Well that's just awesome. I feel sorry for people who like this game
  • WillisTron - July 15, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    Someone purchased this game?

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