Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC spotted

Aliens: Colonial Marines appears to be getting a single-player DLC pack, called "Stasis Interrupted."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines appears to be getting single-player downloadable content, presumably as part of its Season Pass.

A set of PS3 Trophies (via Eurogamer) surfaced over the weekend, for a pack called "Stasis Interrupted." The ten trophies certainly sound like a single-player experience, referencing story beats and doling out rewards for tasks like collecting audio logs.

Meanwhile, on the latest episode of The Nerdist podcast (via The Escapist), Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford talked in broad terms about current-gen development and upcoming DLC plans.

"In our case especially, we are not launching any new full products for the current gen again. So we've launched the last of our current gen products and everything we've got in development is for next gen. We have some things that we are supporting for current gen, like there will be DLC for both of our most recent games for the current gen that are still to come."

While that quote doesn't name-drop Colonial Marines, it is one of the studio's two most recent games. The other is Borderlands 2, and Gearbox has hinted that it might do more DLC after the Season Pass finished out with Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep.

Aliens: Colonial Marines was roundly panned upon release, including in our own review, and purported leaks claim it was the product of competing interests from various companies. It was even hit with a lawsuit for false representations of the final product.

Shacknews has contacted Sega and Gearbox regarding the Aliens DLC, and will update as more information becomes available.

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    July 8, 2013 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC spotted.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines appears to be getting a single-player DLC pack, called "Stasis Interrupted."

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      July 8, 2013 9:01 AM

      Stasis Outsourced

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        July 8, 2013 9:11 AM

        Is TimeGate even in business anymore? Last I heard in mid-May, they converted their Chapter 11 filing to Chapter 7, and laid off everybody. http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2013/05/16/game-over-for-timegate/

        It's disheartening to see Gearbox just want to march through the DLC pipeline. We have to wonder who the hell worked on this particular DLC pack, and when. Was it before or after the "major patch" (i.e.: turn back on the rendering features that were turned off to make the PS3 version pass cert)?

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          July 8, 2013 1:21 PM

          wow. didn't hear that they were disbanded. That sucks for the long term guys who were there since Kohan and before.

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      July 8, 2013 9:03 AM

      Still waiting for this game to drop bellow $10 so I can exorcise my fandom need to play anything with a xenomorph in it.

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      July 8, 2013 9:08 AM

      They're actually still developing content for this shitpile? Wow.

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        July 8, 2013 9:16 AM

        I think it's more a case of this having been in the development pipeline at the time the game went to cert, and Gearbox wanting to pump it out onto the market anyway. The real question is how much work was done after the main game's release... and who drove them to actually release it. Was it Sega? Gearbox? Fox?

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          July 8, 2013 9:38 AM

          I'm positive there was a contract in place for the DLC long before the game went to market, they're just fulfilling the contract.

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            July 8, 2013 9:53 AM

            Most certainly would have been part of the game's business plan, thus total financial forecast.

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        July 8, 2013 10:00 AM

        They have to, they already sold the season pass to people. Max Payne 3 DLC syndrome.

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          July 8, 2013 10:14 AM

          yeah, they have to do 4 dlc releases, according to the season pass documentation.

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          July 8, 2013 6:13 PM

          ^^^ This right here. 4 DLC have been sold to people already. They have to fulfill for those 80 people.

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        July 8, 2013 12:52 PM

        I feel bad for the people working on this. Nothing worse than working on something you know that nobody gives a shit about.

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      July 8, 2013 9:56 AM

      Nobody cares GearBox, everything should be free from this point on. You lied to everyone about the game... Nobody is going to buy the crappy game then have to buy the more crappy dlc. This shouldn't be getting media attention, that's how gearbox sells crap to you guys. Just watch when this releases every game site will have the same article on it....

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      July 8, 2013 1:21 PM

      STEVE WATTS: Here's some important news for you today.

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      July 8, 2013 6:30 PM

      I rented the game at a Redbox and beat it in two days. Worst four dollars I've ever spent.

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      July 8, 2013 7:39 PM

      I'm getting the DLC, because it will likely answer "it's a long story" and "we got it all".

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