Aliens: Colonial Marines was a disaster, with graphics and gameplay far worse than what was demoed at such conventions as E3 2013. Those issues may have affected the development of the downloadable content pack released for the game, Stasis Interrupted.
The DLC revolves around what happened to Corporal Hicks during his stasis between Aliens and Alien 3, and the character's original actor, Michael Biehn, stated that he didn't enjoy doing the voiceover work.
He stated that the recording session “seemed kind of passionless. I think in movies, television, and the gaming world, you get some people that are really, really passionate, and some people that are just going through the paces. They think that because they have a brand name they’re going to get a hit game or hit movie out of it. That certainly was the situation on (Colonial Marines).”
He contrasted it with the level of enthusiasm shown during his voice work as Rex Banner in Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
“(Creative director Dean Evans) is such an interesting and creative presence. He has such energy and such passion,” Biehn enthused about his session for the standalone expansion. “One of the things that I really, really enjoy working still in this business is finding people that have that kind of passion.”
Aliens: Colonial Marines was released on the 12th February 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and earned a 4.0/10 score in Strategy Informer's .
Biehn admits not having fun voicing Hicks in Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC
29 July 2013 | By JonahFalcon