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?