"next couple of months".
The sci-fi shooter was kept away from Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator. SEGA is "working closely" with the Borderlands developer "behind the scenes".
"Colonial Marines . We’ve been working closely with Gearbox behind the scenes, and we’ll be able to tell you a lot about that in the next couple of months," SEGA West VP of marketing and sales, Alan Pritchard, told US magazine Game Informer.
It was feared that Aliens: Colonial Marines was cancelled at one point leading to Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford to confirm it was beating strong at their studio. "It won't be November 11th," Pritchard said, dismissing rumours. "We haven't announced a date yet."
"It's unlikely that we'd launch anything within six months, but probably nine months, eight to 12 months possibly," said SEGA president Mike Hayes at the February 2010 launch of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator. His words add up to around now.
"With the state of the code available to us with Aliens vs. Predator from Rebellion, that kind of forced us and allowed us to slightly alter our Aliens road-map and strategy. It made sense to release that first," explained Pritchard.
"Aliens vs. Predator was a success for us, and we're developing an Aliens franchise roadmap, so there will be subsequent Aliens games." Are you looking forward to Gearbox Software's first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines?