Now that fans have been disappointed by Sega/Rebellion’s “Aliens vs. Predator”, many people are looking back and realizing that Gearbox Studios of “Borderlands” fame previewed a game based in the Aliens universe over three years ago! Well Randy Pitchford, never walking away from an opportunity to the press, says that “Aliens: Colonial Marines” is now Gearbox’s number one project. Pitchford, speaking with British news site MCV said; “It’s the thing I’ve been stealing from all my career. Now I’m really working on it, but we’ve been quiet about that so far.”
Apparently, Sega, who is also producing this game, put “Colonial Marines” on hold, choosing to focus on getting the new AvP game onto shelves. It was at that time that Gearbox began working on “Borderlands”. Pitchford also attributed the delay on the game on his firms new success: “Borderlands took over Gearbox,” Pitchford said in the interview, “We had so much fun working on that and when we finished we wanted to carry on. And the DLC — we’ve launched two so far and there’s a third to come which take us to a new level in every way.” It’s understandable; the studio, and Pitchford, have become sort of overnight celebrities in the gaming world.
But now, it’s back to reality. Not very much is actually known about Aliens: Colonial Marines. It’s a squad-based shooter where players step into the role of an alien-killing military outfit. Hopefully Pitchford and Co. will make enough progress to show off at E3 in June.