Aliens: Colonial Marines gets 4GB PC update with improved textures

Monday, 18th March 2013 22:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gearbox Software has released a whopping patch for the PC Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines, adding a visual upgrade among other fixes.

The update bundles together a number of changes from a recent console patch, as well as a bunch which will make their way to consoles later on.

On the PC-specific side, keep an eye out for “improved texture resolution” and “various visual improvements” as well as a mouse smoothing option.

The update is rolling out now on Steam, but Gearbox notes that at 4GB, not every user is going to want it right now; you may wish to disable auto-updates for the moment.

Full patch notes are available on the Gearbox forums.

Aliens: Colonial marines released in February and took a critical savaging, particularly with regards to its bugs and visuals, so you may want to revisit it after this latest hefty update.

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  1. Takeshi

    So it might actually be playable at some point. Will be interesting to hear what people have to say about it now.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Still not touching it until it hits a blow out steam sale for 3.75

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    Hmm dunno OG, 3.75… thats a bit steep, may wait for 3.32 myself.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    great what about the console owners then?… you gonna release a new retail disc?.. a update is waste it dont fix what is on the disc.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Phoenixblight


    Read an article before posting. I know bizarre concept.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    @5, he doesn’t care, his crusade is against patches in general.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Clupula

    @6 – Apparently, he doesn’t have the ability to use the internet…which makes his posting here somewhat miraculous.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Digital Bamboo

    A polished turd…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. silverstorm

    … is still a turd. Indeed.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Francis O

    This game sucks, damn FPS… the most played out boring genre in gaming.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. xxJPRACERxx

    @10 Not for me! (and many others)

    #11 1 year ago