Alien breed

Alien Breed: Conflict [PC / Dreamcast – Cancelled]

Alien Breed: Conflict (aka Alien Breed Action, ABC, or ABA) is a cancelled FPS in the Alien Breed series that was in development by Team17 in 1999 / 2000 for PC and Dreamcast. It was meant to be a follow-up to Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds, published in 1996 by Ocean Software. Sadly the development was cancelled as the size of the project was a bit overwhelming at the time.

We can read a short preview of Alien Breed Conflict on Computer And Videogames, but sadly only few screens are available:

ABC is a darkly futuristic, real-time 3-D strategy game. The player takes control of a small band of special operations soldiers as they fight for the freedom of their people. These guerrillas carry out dangerous missions behind enemy lines using guile, cunning, stealth and strategic abilities. Missions, including assassinations, strategic destruction, information retrieval and prisoner rescue, will be attempted by the player as he develops his skills of tactical combat.

You’ll get to develop your own characters with the skills you desire, deploy your units with predefined orders, command multiple groups, define your own tactics and select your weapons of choice.

The singleplayer missions in the game are said to be vast. Team17 will also focus strongly on multiplay and will run dedicated servers to save player stats and rankings.

Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!


Alien Breed 2K4 [PS2 – Unreleased]

Alien Breed 2004 (sometimes AB2K4 or AB2004) is an unfinished and shelved game in Team17’s Alien Breed franchise, a series of Science Fiction-themed shooters largely inspired by the Alien films. It was announced as in development in 2003, and was shelved in early 2005

This is the second known title in the Alien Breed series to be cancelled, after the aborted PC first-person shooter title Alien Breed: Conflict. The game was reportedly being developed using the Snowblind Engine that Snowblind Studios had been using for the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath franchises.

In July 2009 Team 17 announced the development of Alien Breed Evolution for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade downoad services. Given that the videogame will be viewed at the same top-down perspective, it is possible that this game is actually the same as Alien Breed 2004, with updated graphics. [Info from Wikipedia]

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!