Pitchford says 'We'll see' about Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford says "Sega's got to figure that out" regarding upcoming Nintendo version of first-person shooter.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U is scheduled to launch by the end of the month, but Gearbox Software is not sure if the game will make it or not.

"We'll see," CEO Randy Pitchford told GameSpot today.

"That's not our call. I think [developer Demiurge Studios] did amazing work. I think it's really cool, but Sega's got to figure that out," he added. "We're doing the best we can."

Gearbox did not have a direct hand in developing Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U, but Pitchford reportedly sees the game "regularly."

Sega and Demiurge have two times declined to comment on the status of Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U. Sega told GameSpot today, "No news."

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game were met by a cold critical reception at launch in February, though it was the month's sixth-best-selling title in the United States during that month, according to NPD data.

Discussion

259 comments
plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Now that the reviews are out for pc, xbox360, and ps3 why would they even attempt to release it now.  The jig is over.  Nobody is stupid enough to fall for it a second time.

ABakedAlien
ABakedAlien

We'll see? We'll see if your shitty game will survive the BB bullets I'm gunna fire at the disc if i ever come into contact with it. Won't be with my $ if i ever do.

wangkal
wangkal

OMG! It's my most expected game this year. I like it just like Age of Wushu.

AMG
AMG

I'm not buying this trash, on any console.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

They just KNOW the game will sell like 6 copies

iempire68
iempire68

Why? It sucks. It shouldn't have been released on any console. Now go and make a good game.

johnnyauau
johnnyauau

Well if they want to redeem themselves, they should clean up the graphics, have multiple controls and having multiplayer and single player campaign properly cleaned with minimum amount of bugs and glitches. Also having female marines is a plus. The Brothers in Arms Double Time might be a port job and a poor one at that but I hope this port makes up for their flaws.

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

This game dosen't deserve to be on Wii U.

andrescapo_
andrescapo_

People already know the game is a piece of shit. It will fail terribly in the Wii U, even with the added gamepad functionality.

bkohary
bkohary

WiiU. It might be pronounced Why U, as in "Why U bodda ta pay da money for dis ting"

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

no please not another version of this silly game wanne be thing...

tionmedon
tionmedon

boycott.......GEARBOX......................ty.........

deviant74
deviant74

Everyone who bought Duke new what they were in for.  He said everyone thought that the game was unreleasable he bought it and got it to us.  I think the price should have been in the $30 to $40 range.  I will let Duke slide.  Aliens is Doom on a space ship, so if ID has not been working on it for 5 year don't buy it.  Taking me to Rage what the fuck was that about?   

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

I hope Sega sue the backside off of gearbox how can you go so wrong with a licence like Aliens?

jeremy-
jeremy-

Never buying a game from gearbox again.

I hate EA as much as the next guy but in the end they realise they cant shit where they eat and gave everybody a free game. Do you see anything from gearbox other than passing the blame? Nope. They murdered a beloved franchise in a way that makes EA's involvement in titles seem like a god damn midas touch.

Gearbox actually topples EA for dirty scum developer in my opinion. Borderlands was 'okay' but dont expect me to give any money to this company again.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

Anything made for this system is not going to do well, with the exception of the usual (Mario, Zelda, ect). But that is what happens when you develop a system a generation behind.  Plus didn't this game do bad, why would putting it on another system change that?

tightwad34
tightwad34

The only thing this would do is lose them money as well as the people who buy it. Not to mention piss off the people who buy it, at least those that haven't already been warned.

olegavi323
olegavi323

'We'll see' about buying any more games from your company!'

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

I think they should call it the "Will U" please make a game for me.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

hahahahahaha.....oh Randy you tease. Tell us how awesome and sweat it's going to be! We all believe you....

SeannTHEsheep
SeannTHEsheep

just a quick heads up seems the journalists and websites seem to be harping on about stuff while the game has actually been quietly released in the UK on the Wii-u.  i have no idea whos actually stocking the game brand new but CEX Leeds has 2 copies in pre-owned.  Its still  a turd but might be useful if websites actually gave news about something correct and informative or useful.

Max_160
Max_160

"brings popcorn, scrolls to comments", let the rage begin.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

I want more titles on the Wii U so yes please release this.  I played it on PS3 and had loads of fun with it.  I have heard people say that quite often for some reason Aliens based games just get ripped whether they are good or bad and so from now on for these games I won't let reviews and public opinion decide if I am going to play an Aliens game.

kbaily
kbaily

I think most Nintendo fans would be fine with not having this game. Thank you Sega but just make Sonic Colors 2 for the WiiU instead. Mkay?

snkcapcom411
snkcapcom411

Who cares about the Wii U version of "Aliens: Colonial Marines" anymore? What Sega fans want is a "Yakuza 5" domestic release for PS3, the "Shenmue HD Collection" for PSN, XBLA and Wii U AND of course "Shenmue III" for next gen: PS4, Xbox 720 and Wii U. Period!!!

uklegendkiller
uklegendkiller

My hate, sorry dislike for Randy aside ... If GearBox and SEGA do with A:CM what Square Enix and co are doing with Deus Ex: Human Revolution then I might have some interest, but then again some people also believe in unicorns.....

dragon_suplex_x
dragon_suplex_x

Nah Randy, we're good :) I already played that abomination on my PS3 and XBOX360 just to make sure they were even comparisons and yeah....I don't want it near my WiiU :)

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

"We're doing the best we can" - So far, your "best" regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines has been pretty pathetic. Why should we believe it's going to be any better on Wii U? Especially since we haven't seen any footage regarding this version.

svaubel
svaubel

People actually want this shit game on Wii U?


solidbond1
solidbond1

Will someone please fire Pitchford.

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

@Tripwolf I think Gearbox will survive without your support, I would also like to add congrats to making it on feedbakula:)

LtReviews
LtReviews

@jeremy- and Brothers in Arms? Many people seem to forget that the original and Earned in Blood where absolute masterpieces.

FullMonty1394
FullMonty1394

@jeremy- Don't forgive EA  for the free game, you'll notice that all of those games were DLC friendly. They just pissed where they ate this time.

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

Yes! 1 person liked this.  I thought it was cleaver of me, and in know way is that depressing.

SeannTHEsheep
SeannTHEsheep

@kbaily sonic colors 2 would be awsome.  sonic colors is the best sonic game on any console.  i have it for my wii-u and it rocks.

Kickable
Kickable

@LtReviews @jeremy- so they should go make another one of those then, they can't manage much else.

Rush_Gremlin
Rush_Gremlin

@itsfishtime @Rush_Gremlin  

are you going to buy BL 3???? Nobody is, unless they are complete morons who feel that it is ok for companies to get away with shit like this.

the_requiem
the_requiem

@jcnba28 @svaubel Wow! Didn't know folks wanted an Aliens game this badly. This optimism reminds me of all those women who fall for bad guys, believing somehow it will be different with them.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

@Kickable 

Gearbox Software should stay far away from developing licensed video games and developing video games that were cancelled and focus on their original IPs and on improving the next Duke Nukem entry, because he is too bad a** to end with Duke Nukem Forever .

Rush_Gremlin
Rush_Gremlin

believe it or not, as much as I love Sonic, I don't buy sega games anymore. They put him on a spit and roasted him over a fire. This is not about a bad game. I doubt people would care as much if it were as simple as that. The game he told us we were getting was different than the one he released. That is a bold face lie. People can take shitty games, they won't tolerate a lie. My reference to GB wasn't regarding bad games, but rather business practise.


Sonic may have had crap games, but SEGA never said we were making a good one.

LtReviews
LtReviews

@Rush_Gremlin @itsfishtime  

...I actually took a look at your profile to see if you actually practice what you preach....

And it looks like your a Sonic fan eh?

I would hesitate, if I where you, to dump on a company for releasing a few bad games,especially if you stuck with SONIC games, which went through a "dark age" where all the games where horrible, awful crap