Sega - Interview @ GameSpot
Sega CEO Simon Jeffrey has spoken to GameSpot for E3, covering a variety of topics but touching on BioWare's Sonic RPG and Obsidian's Alien RPG. Here are two clips:
Therefore, there was a degree of reinvention that was really called for. We felt that it was time to shake things up a bit, to do some really new stuff, and to do that with partnering with some of the best people and the genres in the world. So, the BioWare guys and us started to talk maybe 18 months ago, and this is what came out of it. And we're really excited about it. The DS is the fastest-growing gaming platform in the world. It's the only gaming platform that you can say is genuinely successful in every major gaming territory right now on a global basis. And RPGs are one of the leading genres there are.
So, we don't want to make it a dumb game, but we've talked about it being "my first RPG." We want it to appeal to traditional Sonic fans, but also traditional role-playing fans, and this whole new generation of handheld game players who are adopting the DS right now.
GS: Well, back to Western publishers. How are the two Aliens games coming along?
SJ: Again, neither will be shown at the E3 this year, but it's an incredibly exciting project. We're working very closely with [film studio 20th Century] Fox to make the launch of those games feel actually like a new Aliens movie is coming out, because the investment and the passion that's going into them from Gearbox, Obsidian, and from Sega itself are just really, really cool and very, very exciting. But I probably don't want to say anything more than that at this point in time.