Published on May 21st, 2012 | by Matthew Gammond0
Aliens: Colonial Marines Slips Into 2013, Gets New Trailer
It’s the news that a lot of people have been dreading; Gearbox’s xenomorph-filled first person shooter has suffered yet another delay.
Originally, the game was going to launch in the September-October-November window of this year but a new trailer has revealed that the definitive release date is February 12th 2013.
A statement by Gearbox’s lead man, Randy Pitchford, seeks to address concerns that fans have been having with the elongated development cycle and constant delays. It reads:
“At the beginning of this effort a few years ago,” he said, “as the business was in place to allow for the effort, everyone was excited. 20th Century Fox and Sega immediately shared the news with a press release that announced that Gearbox would be making a game in the franchise with these goals in mind. Later, the game was revealed with details and a title, Aliens: Colonial Marines, on the cover of Game Informer magazine. At that moment, we had finished our prototypes and were eager to test our promise against fans and then set real production in motion.
“We’ve remained true to our vision. We’ve been committed to it, through and through. We’ve always prioritized the goals we had for the game over any particular launch window. The game’s development has been invigorating and natural relative to our experience making games and the objectives for it. Because the game was ‘announced’ with that original press release, it might feel, to those of you who have been waiting for the game since then, that it has been in development a long time. In fact, with the release date now set, it turns out that the total development time we have spent creating Aliens: Colonial Marines is about the same length of time as we had spent creating the original Borderlands or the original Brothers in Arms – both games that we had waited to announce until we were much farther along in the development process.
“If you have had that feeling that you’ve been waiting a long time, then today should be a good day for you! We have an official, solid launch date for the game! We’re now at a point in development when we can see the end – we know what’s left to do and can sufficiently quantify it to be very confident in the schedule for the game’s completion and commercial release!”
Aliens: Colonial Marines joins a list of other games that have been pushed out of 2012.
Check out the action-packed new trailer for the game below. Surely that’ll compensate for the bad news?