If it were up to Obsidian, their so-so spy RPG Alpha Protocol would be getting a sequel. Chatting in a recent interview, CEO Feargus Urquhart in fact says the studio would jump at the chance to revisit the world of Michael Thornton.
“Of course. We’re not making Alpha Protocol 2 but I would make Alpha Protocol 2,” he told Play magazine. “To do a job like this, sometimes you have to be optimistic, you have to look to the future and say ‘We can do better.’ And I always believe that.”
Urquhart owns up to a few things that could’ve been better in the first game too, like the cover system for example. Some others on the other hand — the story, the characters, the branching — he felt they pulled off “really well.”
And that’s all well and good, but Sega still holds rights to the IP, and they’ve already shot down a revisit. “The game hasn’t sold what we’ve expected, therefore we won’t be doing a sequel,” Sega West president Mike Hayes said shortly after the game’s release.
At last check, Alpha Protocol had sold 700,000 copies.