Aliens vs. Predator Marine Trailer Turns Out the Lights, PC Demo Matchmaking Fixed

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 05, 2010 8:11am PST In a double-whammy of Aliens vs. Predator news, developer Rebellion has apologised for matchmaking problems suffered by players of the PC demo while a new gameplay trailer explores a terrifying nightclub from the perspective of one poor Colonial Marine.

"Unprecedented demand for Aliens vs Predator... brought to light matchmaking issues on the PC platform resulting in players having to wait to join games, or even not find games at all," Rebellion says, relayed by a 'Community Monkey' at SEGA Europe.

"We're really sorry that this issue tainted a day in which we saw many people get hands on with AvP for the first time," the post apologies, saying that the problem has now been corrected by a patch which will auto-update on Steam when the game is launched.

AvP arrives for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on February 16 then for Europe on February 19. A multiplayer demo is out now for all three platforms.

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  • Was pretty turned off on my first play. Though it really started to grow on me as I pressed on.

    Having read some of the other comments...well. I have a good LCD (being a gamer and all) so the dark environments look great and are fitting for the AvP style. Like any other game recent FPS, crappy gear is NOT going to help you enjoy a game.

    The level design on the demo level is pretty uninspired, so I really hope the rest of them are better. None the less I did have fun playing on it.

    The Marines felt kinda...blah to me. Game play wise. But then they are based on your average run and gun FPS type guy so....

    Yes the UI sucks, to many layers, but I can deal with it.

    The mouse response in game feels a little "console'ish" kinda like Borderlands. But Borderlands has an easy fix for it by making some changes in the cfg, hoping maybe to find something like that for AvP2.

    All out Death Match, is what I imagine to be the weakest mode in this game. Aliens vs Aliens vs Pred vs Pred, etc, doesn't give the right feel. The team modes I expect will be much more fun, and when people decide not to free for all in the demo, it seems everyone has a much better time.

    Mixed bag, all and all. Lets hope for modding tools so we can make it better.