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Submitted by TimmyShire 589d ago | news

Gearbox 'Looking Into' Explanation Of Why Aliens Was So Different To Demo

"That is understood and fair and we are looking at that. Lots of info to parse, lots of stake holders to respect." (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Dailynch  +   589d ago
We need answers!!!!! Come on, tell us what happened already.
zeal0us  +   589d ago
Excuses only satisfy the person who is the making the excuse rather than the person/people they are trying to convince.
TimmyShire  +   589d ago
It's a bit weird the difference though. I mean, I don't care really - all I know is that it doesn't look very good.
ape007  +   589d ago
maybe because of different developers, remember need for speed hot pursuit 2 2002 on ps2 was the best version, it was a different build than gamecube and xbox versions, the gameplay itself (even gfx) was way better than GC and xbox versions

http://www.youtube.com/watc... ps2

http://www.youtube.com/watc... GC

http://www.youtube.com/watc... Xbox
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SilentNegotiator  +   589d ago
It is NOT due to multiple developers. They did not make 2 completely different versions of Aliens and the Wii U version isn't going to be a completely different game. Gearbox had full coordination of the game; there was not room for reasonable "confusion".

Demiurge Studios ports games and does grunt work for other studios. They've made one original game in their entire existence and it was generally considered mediocre.

As for the games that Demiurge Studios has done some WORK on, sure, many of those were great games, but Demiurge Studios contributions weren't the reason; those games were good because the controlling developers made a great game.

And the problems are FUNDAMENTAL, not just technical. Like AI.
BattleTorn  +   589d ago
I think EVERYONE needs to see this video!!

Comparing old demo footage, to retail PC version.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Hellsvacancy  +   588d ago
^^^
That video really does show how it looked to how it is

+1 to you
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Root  +   589d ago
Why is he looking into it

He probably bloody knows why this has happened, hell it was probably his plan
aLiEnViSiToR  +   588d ago
I think they use some new engine on demo but some thing changed (money?) and they decided to change the engine for final version... well that's my theory at least.
Godmars290  +   589d ago
Saying "We'll tell you as so as we figure one out" is not a good sign.
Reborn  +   589d ago
If they don't even know what happened, then who does?
PopRocks359  +   589d ago
There probably was an essence of general oversight. Whoever designed the demo clearly did not have part in the final product. Maybe Gearbox's outsourcing led to just that and no one fully kept track of it.

The development of this game has apparently been sloppy enough to justify such a theory. I really would not put it past them at this point.
landog  +   589d ago
pc version looks great, gameplay, ehhh....its a $10 game at most for me, a good friend is a die hard aliens fanboy, and he loves the game, happy he spent $44 (pre-order discount from steam or gmg i think)

graphically, it looks very nice running maxed out on pc, and it is locked at perfect 60 frames at all times, alien designs are very nice, and the ships and landscapes captures the early movies well

other than that, after spending a bit of time with it, it feels like a budget shooter, clunky movement animations, dumb ai, weird enemy pathing.... i will wait till it hits a budget price!
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andron666  +   589d ago
This is bull. Even if Gearbox outsourced dev duties they should have some kind of quality assurance or supervision in place. No way was this train wreck a surprise to them on release day? Then they weren't doing their jobs anyway...
MasterD919  +   589d ago
Gearbox would be smart to focus on their own franchises as opposed to other peoples at this point...This is the 2nd time they've let the ball drop on a major franchise.
likeaboss302  +   589d ago
They just bought the Duke Nukem rights and cleaned the game up enough to ship it. I don't hold them responsible for that mess. However, this Aliens mess is all on them.
SpartanGR  +   589d ago
Come on what's the point at this time?

One way to forgive you and Gearbox is to refund to those who want their money back. Then and only then your reputation will be restored starting on Steam
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solidmic  +   589d ago
How about they explain (both Sega & GB)how they justify charging $60 for this tripe!!!
jagstatboy  +   589d ago
man, Gearbox did such a great job with Borderland 1 and 2, very surprised their name is attached to a game like this.
isa_scout  +   589d ago
I really don't like his attitude. I can understand blocking people from posting on his twitter if they were using foul language or threatning him, but it does seem like he's put his fingers in his ears, so why block someone that's just calling it like it is. You know they have PR guys who look at n4g.com and read people's posts and posts on forums; they know we're not happy, and yet they keep putting off the public apology(probably trying to figure out some way to shift the blame) so here is my message to Gearbox and Randy Pitchford: "You've taken enough gamers for a ride by lying and falsely advertising your product. I hope it was worth it in the long run because you've lost all of my support for your future endevours and not just me, but a lot of gamers will now never by any of future games." Hope that was respectful enough for you Randy, now kiss my ass!!!
jagstatboy  +   589d ago
I understand what you're saying but if there's going to be a Borderlands 3 on the PS4...day one purchase for me LOL.
BattleTorn  +   589d ago
Check out this comparison between the 1yo demo footage, to the retail PC version!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Campy da Camper  +   589d ago
Wow. That really shows the difference. What in the hell happened????
e-p-ayeaH  +   589d ago
incompetence probably they lost a lot of data from the game sometime ago ( maybe hurricane sandy killed their hard drives ) and to keep up the schedule they barely improved over a very early version of the game after that.

This could be the case.
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