Sega and Gearbox had been named in a class-action lawsuit over having deceived the public with an E3 2012 build and trailers of Aliens: Colonial Marines that turned out to be nothing like the finished product. Sega had even admitted the trailers were misleading.
While Sega has given a standard "can't discuss ongoing litigation" response to inquiries, Gearbox has been less than circumspect.
Gearbox's statement reads, "Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation."
In the meantime, Timegate Studios has Aliens: Colonial Marines.for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas court, in part due to
Gearbox dismisses Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit as "beyond meritless"
03 May 2013 | By JonahFalcon