Aliens: Colonial Marines’ release hinges on Aliens vs. Predator, says Sega

Monday, 24th August 2009 22:10 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Speaking with G4, Sega president and COO Mike Hayes said that Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines is still on track to be released… someday. The “when” of that alien bursting from Sega’s chest hinges on the success of Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator, Hayes said.

“I think the detail of that [release date] is probably still too early,” he said. “What I would say is it’s unlikely that we’d launch anything within six months [after Aliens vs. Predator], but probably nine months, eight to 12 months possibly. Though we literally are looking at that at the moment and a lot of is going to depend, as well, on how successful AvP is at the box [retail].”

“It’s what level of ‘well’ does it do,” said Hayes, speaking of Aliens vs. Predator’s release, “do we then determine when we want to bring the next one out and then, of course, determine what the third one in the series is likely to be.”

Yes, that does mean there will eventually be a third Aliens game.

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  1. blackdreamhunk

    aliens vs predator will be a hot game I still say the game devs should have used the cry engime for this game.

    well alteast make the game cutting edge :P

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hunam

    SEGA really have failed with the Aliens franchise so far. On cancelled RPG, and now two shooters in the oven at once, with the one that’s been in development for 12 months seemingly taking priority over one that has been in dev for nearly 2 years.

    SEGA are drunk at the wheel it seems.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Who could have guessed they’d pull this stunt? Now it’s: “We only release the game you want to play, once you buy this other half-baked thing we want you to, in the mean time.”
    If this is how they’re going to publishing their games, and be supporting development partners, then I’m not supporting it.

    Besides, why should the success of AVP (the combat-heavy offshoot product) have any influence on the Aliens game (tense, enclosed, slow-burner)? They’re tenuously related, with Predator only cursorily being introduced into the regular series. Damn SEGA.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ShiroGamer

    that doesnt make any sense
    and is stupid

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Captain Fruitloop


    AvP has been in dev for over 2 years – it was with Vivendi before going to Sega.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Freek

    So what if AvP turns out to be shit?

    #6 5 years ago

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