Article written by Alex C.
Published on 17/01/2013 at 08:45 AM.
Gearbox have proudly proclaimed that Aliens: Colonial Marines has gone gold. That means it’s finished, and ready for production at the plant that sits there all day pressing DVDs and Blu-rays. It also means that it’s going to hit that release date of early February, which is great news.
“When we first announced the release date for Aliens: Colonial Marines back in May 2012, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford noted that the development had progressed to the point where we could see the end and be very confident in both our vision for the game as well as our launch date,” says the statement.
“Today, we’re proud to announce that we hit every one of those targets, with the game’s gold status indicating that all parties have examined the release candidate and signed off on the code as final and suitable for manufacturing, after which the game will be shipped to retail and propped to digital networks in time for launch on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 come February 12, 2013!”
Hurray! That’s less than a month away and by all accounts the game is actually looking and playing pretty good. As an Aliens fan, I’m up for this.
Well, I was – I’d kinda pinned my hopes on the Wii U version, given that it was meant to be the superior version, not least because of the GamePad motion tracking. But – sadly – that version isn’t mentioned in all the blurb above.
I’m hoping it’s simply just not finished and won’t be far behind, but this isn’t doing Nintendo’s new console much good – third parties need to be releasing their Wii U games day and date with the other console versions, especially just now when it’s the core gamer that’s invested in the new tech – gamers that’ll largely already have PS3 and Xbox 360.
The Wii U version isn’t actually being handled by Gearbox, it’s outsourced to Demiurge. Hopefully it’s not too far behind.