SEGA confirms Aliens: Colonial Marines delay
- Posted January 27th, 2012 at 07:53 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 1 Comments
SEGA has confirmed that Aliens: Colonial Marines will no longer be released in spring 2012, and will now launch in the autumn.
Chatter on a delay cropped up yesterday when the game’s official website no longer had the shooter’s release down for a spring launch.
However, speaking to CVG, SEGA confirmed that the elusive alien blaster has been delayed in order to prioritize the goal of making a ‘great game’ over meeting its original release window.
"Aliens: Colonial Marines is a process of creativity and invention and those don't necessarily follow the structure of an assembly line. While setting clear goals, deadlines and predictions is helpful, they are often subjective,” said the firm.
"We don't want to sacrifice the creative process just for the sake of following a blue print. We prefer to have the creative discovery shape that blue print because our goal is to make a great game, and we are prioritising this goal over the previously targeted date."
Developed by Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will be released for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 platforms, and was originally unveiled in 2006.
piratebloke | GamerKiller79
- 4:13am EST - January 28th, 2012
From what I saw in the E3 demo and PSN videos, the game needs quite a bit of work still.. the animation wasn't great, the AI was awful etc.. so as long as the game isn't cancelled like the original PS2 version, I'm happy. Providing they get it right, and do James Cameron's legacy justice, without leaving too many gaps in the story line. It's not like they don't have the technology to do it. If it's bad, it'll be Gearbox's fault and Alien game will never be looked at again.. but then again, when was the last time Sega had anything to do with a real "grown up" game...?