In a somewhat surprising move, the Natural Selection team has announced today that they are removing the aliens from their upcoming "humans vs. aliens" mod, Natural Selection.
"We’ve decided to drop the aliens and focus more on the realistic, squad-based tactics of the marines. People want realism. No one wants aliens. Just look at how many people are playing Counter-strike. Now look at how many people are playing Aliens vs. Predator. Honestly, I don’t know what we were thinking."
"This is a team decision, and everyone on the team feels like it’s the right thing to do. They were really delaying the release date, and frankly, they’re a huge pain in the ass. I think I speak for the community when I say, I never want to see another xenoform, slime-mound or hive-thingie ever again."
But what will fans think of this?
"I think they’ll understand. Most people didn’t want to play aliens anyways, they complained that the marines were going to be too powerful with their rifles and phase gates, so I don’t think anyone will really mind. By the way, have you seen the recent numbers for Day of Defeat?"
News update: April Fool’s!