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Aliens: Colonial Marines still in development

Aliens: Colonial Marines still in development

Aliens: Colonial Marines is definitely still in the works, says Gearbox - though it won't be on shelves until next year.

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has confirmed that the studio is still working tirelessly on Aliens: Colonial Marines despite rumours of repeated delays and cancellation. That's the good news.

The bad news though is that, while the title is still definitely in development, Gearbox has pushed the release date back again - so don't expect it to hit shelves until early 2010 at the earliest.

Set to be published by Sega, Colonial Marines is one of three new titles being developed around the Alien license, each by a different developer. While Gearbox is working on the aforementioned human-orientated shooter, original Alien Versus Predator Rebellion is working on a new AVP title and Obsidian create a new and as yet unnamed Alien RPG.

Originally set for a late 2008 release, Colonial Marines has suffered repeated delays and has been pushed back again and again, leading many fans to question whether it'll ever see the light of day. The same has proven true for Obsidian's RPG, though news on the new AVP has been steadily trickling out.

In that 2008-to-Present time period though Gearbox has released a number of other games, including BIA: Hell's Highway, and is currently working on the upcoming Borderlands, so it seems likely that existing titles may be slowing down work on Colonial Marines.

Are you looking forward to Colonial Marines, or is AVP the one which has you must interested? Let us know in the forums.

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tejas 16th June 2009, 12:35 Quote
Cannot wait for this one or the AvP game!
Veles 16th June 2009, 12:39 Quote
Wasn't this reported ages ago? They pulled funding for it to concentrate on AVP is what I heard, hence the delay.
GamingHobo 16th June 2009, 13:14 Quote
Did anyone else read the headline and think some Aliens had announced the development of Colonial Marines?
Skiddywinks 16th June 2009, 13:17 Quote
Much more excited about this than the new AVP. After watching the walkthrough on gametrailers, my excitement for AVP3 has dropped significantly.

The marine campaign was always the best part of AVP games anyway.
Tyrmot 16th June 2009, 14:21 Quote
I think all 3 have great potential, as is often the way when a game is based on such a good franchise such as this - and if they are all good I'll happily get all 3; however... that means they will also be very easy to get wrong too
Jenny_Y8S 16th June 2009, 14:23 Quote
3 Alien games? Brill newsl!
DarkLord7854 17th June 2009, 15:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by GamingHobo
Did anyone else read the headline and think some Aliens had announced the development of Colonial Marines?

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Originally Posted by Veles
Wasn't this reported ages ago? They pulled funding for it to concentrate on AVP is what I heard, hence the delay.

Yea, Fox had said that they wanted to launch the AvP3 game in conjunction with the movie and had reshuffled release dates to have a staggered launch of the 3 titles by one year. If the Alien RPG is still being worked on (lots of rumors it got canned), it's supposed to come out 2011.
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