Aliens: Colonial Marines Delay to Fall Confirmed

Yesterday, we spotted a temporary change to the Aliens: Colonial Marines website that stated the game would release in Fall 2012. Within hours, “Fall” was changed back to “Spring,” leading us to question whether a miscommunication had resulted in a preemptive reveal that the game would be delayed.

Today, SEGA today confirmed it is delaying the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines until later this fall.

SEGA and Gearbox Software said in a statement sent to Game Informer:

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. 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.

At least the game is being delayed for the right reasons. Would you rather get a lesser product sooner, or wait a few more months for the game you deserve?

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5 Comments on Aliens: Colonial Marines Delay to Fall Confirmed

Mozer

On January 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I for one am happy for the delay. They’re doing what Bethesda should have done with The Elder Scrolls V. If they have delayed Skyrim another 6 months to work out the bugs and improve the outdated graphics with DX10-11 capability, then it would have been much better. Instead they chose a November release to promote marketing for Christmas sales.

JD

On January 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Mozer “what Bethesda should have done with The Elder Scrolls V” ? Sounds like you haven’t played many Bethesda games, Bethesda doesn’t release games without a proportionately large number of bugs.

LTenhet

On January 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Careful CJ, the alien is still trying to fool you into a false sense of security before before it SURPRISES YOU!

Marko

On February 1, 2012 at 4:57 am

I wont buy Aliens COlonial Marines, i use rapidshare :) )))))

Madness

On February 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

@Mozer:

Amen. I’d rather wait. As long as the wait isn’t so long that the graphics get outdated by the time of release ;)