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

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

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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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