Some individuals have accused Gearbox of using Sega's money for Borderlands. However, Randy Pitchford has stated the opposite on his twitter account.
"False by a LONG SHOT. Borderlands success actually helped to finance all other projects..."
Yeah but what if they got so far with Borderlands 2 and thought "Hey we want to add more....oh wait we're out of money what can we do.....OH I KNOW".
You must be really mad about that Aliens purchase if you hear this info and still have to spin it. Whatever makes you sleep better at night I guess
You must of really needed to come up with a good comment if you had to spin it.....me buy Alien CM....no I don't think so
The key word here is "funded". He didn't claim how much because A: CM clearly was "funded", just not in the same way as Borderlands.
Title is wrong. It currently insinuates that Borderlands 2 funded other games when in fact Randy said "Borderlands" as in Borderlands 1. Borderlands 2 didn't exist back then.
Fixed, thanks for the heads up.
Still doesn't answer why A:CM ended up being the worst retail launch game this whole gen.
I wouldn't go that far. There are far worse games out there. Still doesn't excuse the rest of the lies though.
In terms of sheer fall it comes close. No one's expecting Knitting Simulator 2013 to rock your socks off but a company with two successful launches under their titles and a load of experience designing fps? This is a bit like finding out the head chef at a world famous restaurant has popped out for a cigarette and is letting the janitor keep an eye on your steak.
@wallis: I think the real uproar comes from the fact that this isn't the same game they were showing everyone in the demo and previews. I love Gearbox, but they were very misleading.
Actually Duke Nukem Forever is the worst retail game launch this gen, whoever released that is far worse than Gearbox. /jk
One word: Haze.
After whats happened and to everyones realisation to what Aliens Colon Marines really is. Does he expect people to believe anything that comes out of that ass on his face?
I dont believe anything that comes out of this jerks mouth...
The gaming audience is so lame and pathetic. Gearbox picks up, finishes and releases long awaited games that would've never be made and published - DNF, ACM, and all reviewers gang up on them and trash them beyond reason (the reviews are of course lies) and the gay-mers pick it up and rage against the developer and bash the games. SAD.
You do know that SEGA got the license for 'Aliens' then contracted Gearbox from the beginning to make the game? No?, then I suggest your gay-mer lame ass needs to go read more.
So we should be happy they picked up franchises with a lot of potential and half assed the finished product, thus making sure there AREN'T any more installments afterward? Yeah, I'll save my praise for someone who deserves it.
Am I missing something? Because it's not making sense to me, why would Gearbox have to fund the project? Surely that is the role of the publisher no? Something tells me (with the recent story which came out on Destructoid) that after 2008, (when Sega initially cancelled the project) Gearbox decided they would continue the project at the cost of their own resources. That's the only possible thing considering Pitchford mentioned Gearbox are losing money, surely?
"False by a LONG SHOT. Borderlands success actually helped to finance all other projects..." Randy, the only problem is that you completely dodged the real, original criticism. Your own developer claimed that you used A:CM's funding to instead fund Borderlands "1". IF you actually did use BL1 profit to fund your other projects, that would have come AFTER ripping Sega off to fund BL1 development. Nice try.
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