Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed; fall 2012 release targeted

Aliens: Colonial Marines has been pushed to a fall 2012 release window, according to publisher Sega.


Sega delivered some sad news to Xenomorph hunters today: Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed. After dropping off the radar following its 2008 reveal, Aliens: Colonial Marines was pushed back into the spotlight and given a spring 2012 release date.

Former Shacknews editor and current Gearbox Community Manager Chris Faylor tells Shacknews that the upcoming PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 shooter is set for sometime within the fall 2012 release window.

In Sega's official statement, provided by Faylor via the Gearbox forum, the publisher noted that "creativity and invention" don't "necessarily follow the structure of an assembly line."

"While setting clear goals, deadlines and predictions is helpful, they are often subjective. 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 prioritizing this goal over the previously targeted date," the company's statement concluded.

A new trailer for the game is expected to launch tomorrow.

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    January 26, 2012 2:45 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed; fall 2012 release targeted.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines has been pushed to a fall 2012 release window, according to publisher Sega.

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      January 26, 2012 2:50 PM


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      January 26, 2012 3:00 PM


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      January 26, 2012 3:11 PM

      haw somehow i'm not surprised.

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      January 26, 2012 3:12 PM

      They need longer to find ways of fucking this up.

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      January 26, 2012 3:25 PM

      They won't remember if it's delayed. They will remember if it's Great.
      (I forget who said it)

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        January 26, 2012 3:28 PM

        Both Miyamoto and Blizzard's Jay Wilson have had variations on this quote. (Or at least the core behind it.)

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        January 26, 2012 3:30 PM

        I wanna say The Cliffster said it

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        January 26, 2012 3:57 PM

        they also remember if it's shit

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      January 26, 2012 3:44 PM

      Watched their little developer walkthrough thingy (just recently) and I got to admit, it looked really, really bad :( :( :(

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        January 26, 2012 4:17 PM

        Agreed, I think this game will flop badly but co-op+aliens is always going to sound sexy to me..

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      January 26, 2012 4:09 PM

      I was very excited when they pitched the game way back when with writers from the newer BSG but seeing the E3 demo was sort of a let down. It looked to borrow too much from the Call of Duty Design template to the point of almost looking like a modification of those games. Hopefully they've changed things up a little and it's more of it's own thing.

      For example: the point in the demo where the marine gets pulled into the vent by the xeno. No matter how many times you'd shoot the alien, he's still gonna die the same way but killing any of the other fodder xenos is easier than a hot knife through butter.

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      January 26, 2012 9:12 PM

      Dont let Randy Pitchferd over hype another game for you.

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      January 27, 2012 12:55 AM


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      January 27, 2012 12:12 PM

      Whatever. This game was looking like major Donkey Ass. Based on what I saw, I was falling into a coma.

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