Sega Iffy On Colonial Marines Release Date

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You'd think that with Gearbox working on it, and with it being based on one of the most popular sci-fi films of all-time, that Aliens: Colonial Marine would be top-billing on Sega's release schedule. But it's not.


It's not even top-billing on Sega's Aliens tie-in release schedule! Sega's Mike Hayes has told G4 that the timing of CM's release is all up to how well the upcoming Aliens vs Predator reboot does at retail.

I think the detail of that [release date] is probably still too early. 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].

Sounds...messy. See, Sega, this is what happens when you sign a deal to publish two games that are too damn similar to each other.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Release Date Depends On Aliens Vs. Predator's Success [G4]



I would calm down. Mike wasn't really using messaging here that gamers can parse. It looks to me that in this context he's got his suit on and he's talking about business and the market.

From a business strategy point of view (ugh - the sort of junk suits think about), if AvP kills, there's no worry to bring Aliens: Colonial Marines more quickly. If AvP doesn't do so well, it will benefit Aliens: Colonial Marines to have a litle distance.

I don't think this statement has anything to do with the quality of either game nor does it have anything to do with Sega's commitment to the franchise.

I'm pretty confident in Sega's commitment to the franchise and I have incredibe faith and trust in the team at Gearbox to deliver the most kick-ass Aliens video game that's ever been made - no matter when it's released.