Submitted by NYC_Gamer 766d ago | news

Pitchford says 'We'll see' about Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U

GS:Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford says "Sega's got to figure that out" regarding upcoming Nintendo version of first-person shooter. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Wii U)

Reborn  +   766d ago
I doubt it. If I was Sega, I'd be more interested in deciphering what went wrong with the other versions first. I'd also want to know what happened along the development cycle, and with the money they were issued.
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darthv72  +   766d ago
wait a minute...
Gearbox developed the PC, 360 and PS3 version but they DIDNT develop the Wii-u version?

The ironic part would be if the wii-u is closer to the target render that was originally shown last year.

It should be interesting if the game does come out. Do a proper side by side by side by side.

@donnie..it did look too good but not impossible to achieve. so i wouldnt count the possibilities out completely. Maybe for aliens but not in general.
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Donnieboi  +   766d ago
No, that render is fake.
miyamoto  +   765d ago
Try to compare the packaged polished demo and the retail actual game and experience the difference.
AsimLeonheart  +   766d ago
There goes the "definite version" supposedly built up from the ground for Wii U. Nintendo and Wii U owners are having terrible luck these days. Sales are very poor, none of the games are able to make an impact and games get delayed (Rayman) or cancelled (Aliens:CM).
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camel_toad  +   765d ago
Unless the wii u's version was a completely redone version of the garbage that came out then wii u owners (myself included) should consider themselves lucky it may not appear on wii u.

Had it on pc and I couldn't play past the first 15 min it was so awful - and I'm a longtime aliens fan.
Realplaya  +   765d ago
That's not bad for WII U owners at least no unsuspecting consumers will get the shaft.
Derekvinyard13  +   765d ago
Doubt they will release it
ApolloTheBoss  +   766d ago
Is this satire? Please tell me this is satire. I did NOT just read what he said. Seriously does this guy have any honor at all?
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dungeonboss  +   766d ago
If Sega would be willing to take a few million and invest into fixing what went wrong with the other versions, they could technically save themselves and the game, but I think a name-change would be needed to clean off the slate a bit. If I knew that the Wii U version fixed all that was wrong with the other versions (like Team Ninja did with Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge), I'd still buy it for Wii U.

But the chances of that happening are slim to none, in which case, I'd hope Sega just cans the game.
guitarded77  +   766d ago
They spent that money on getting Randy Pitchford.
GenericNameHere  +   765d ago
But isn't there a rumor that Gearbox constantly delayed the game so they could get more funding from Sega, and then used most of that funding into developing Borderlands 2??

If it's true, Sega doesn't need to invest a few more millions. Gearbox should do it by themselves, with their own money, and take all the blame.
DOMination-  +   765d ago
I don't buy that rumour. Afterall, the first Borderlands was very successful. There's no reason why 2K wouldn't have given gearbox the appropriate funding for the sequel.
DragonKnight  +   766d ago
Don't bother Pitchford. Even the Wii U doesn't deserve that terrible game.
admiralvic  +   766d ago
I love how the commercial shows a Wii U version, yet now it's at "We'll see" status.
kB0  +   766d ago
This is funny, because not even a month ago they said the Wii.u version will be the best and have more tweaks and is completely on track.

Last fake Gearbox game I buy.

For future purchases I'll stick to known devs.

Anyways too bad the great creators of Half life Blue shift, opposing forces and the borderlands series would attach their name to this garbage.

For Shame.
Jek_Porkins  +   766d ago
If the game had released at the same time as the others it probably would have sold relatively well. The new title update has actually fixed the other console versions and it's not nearly as bad as it was, supposedly the Wii U version was the definitive version, I was kind of looking forward to another play-through utilizing the Gamepad.
deadfrag  +   765d ago
The title update didnt fix shit!The turd is still turd!Tested!i played PC, PS3, and 360 after the title update and is still the same,on the 360 the screen tearing is so horrible you move a cm and it tears all over the place and the other version are still the same, changing the lightning in some parts dont fix the gameplay that is horrible in every platforms!
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DivineAssault  +   765d ago
i knew it.. until sales pick up, its on hold
kB0  +   765d ago
What sales? I hope u mean Aliens sales...because if you meant wii.u that's a dumb observation.

Wii.U's sales are from the problem that the company is worried...

animegamingnerd  +   765d ago
makes me wonder if DivineAssault even believes what he says
DivineAssault  +   764d ago
well the game sucks from what ive read so not too many will really want this game on any platform.. But what i meant was if the wii u isnt selling too well, why would they bother wasting the resources to release it on the wii u? Theres not as many owners as the other consoles so they know its not worth going forward with the development & release... Dont be upset that another game for nintendo is being scrapped.. Thats not my fault pal lol
kB0  +   764d ago
Wii.U sales are still young, and trust me...it's sales aren't the reason they don't want to put it over.....

It's because they know everyone is onto their crap and the game wouldn't sell on the console....

So seriously u've got the wrong reasons:)

Trust me no one is pissed about what game is or isn't being scrapped on NIntendo, that's just an immature and obnoxious attack.

Everyone said the same thing about 3Ds, yet it surfaced fine. Even PS3 had a horrible begining and an insane middle and ending.

So really, companies know a lot better than your linear and just dumb way of thinking.

Thank you, ur bubbles are up...and there is a reason.
Wagz22  +   765d ago
We'll see…if we can scam enough people to buy it to justify putting in the effort to release it.
Fairchild Channel F  +   765d ago
Ya no doubt. Next Gearbox will just take actual footage from the Aliens movie and tell you it's in game graphics. "Trust me, I'm Randy Pitchford"!
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torchic  +   765d ago
wait, wasn't the Wii U version the definitive one? I mean at E3 2011, they demoed the game on a Wii U. like it was actually running on a Wii U.

I really don't understand here :/
KwietStorm  +   765d ago
I thought the game was out this whole time. What the hell happened with this whole project?
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Root  +   765d ago

Didn't he hype up the Wii U for basically this game
Trago1337  +   765d ago
I just want SOME version of the game that looked like that Demo from E3. WTF happened to that?!
lovegames718  +   765d ago
Resp. Dungeon boss...
Little advice don't believe all this bs these devas talk contrary to what you believe ninja gaiden on wiiu didn't fix anything just added. Wiius suffers from terrible framerate issues. And ninja are re re releasing another sigma version on ps3 tht is actually better thn all and has no framerate issue problems. All this definitive version bs is ploys by devs to hype uo their games on wiiu and sell more copies after theyve already sold them on ps3 and xbox. They adf a lil more shine and features they could have easily have done on ps3 and Xbox with more time then hit Lol with the PR talk. Ninja gaiden is a Good example of this bus tactic.
FlyingFoxy  +   765d ago
I already called it that i bet the Wii U version would be cancelled, could see it coming really. I doubt they'd spend the needed time to fix it up and release, it would make the other versions look crap.
_LarZen_  +   765d ago
Gearbox Software is officially on my shit list.
MadMen  +   765d ago
GearBox is dead to me.
just-joe  +   765d ago
So much for the "definitive version".
saywat247  +   765d ago
no thank you... we'll pass
Plagasx  +   765d ago
If it doesn't look like the demo footage we saw then don't bother.
stuntman_mike  +   765d ago
What a complete flip-flop!
stragomccloud  +   765d ago
This is it. This is the chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of gamers and Alien franchise fans alike.

Otherwise, I'm done with Gearbox. After what they pulled? Embezzlement, lying to fans, and using their name to sell a piece of rubbish.
josephayal  +   765d ago
One of the best games this gen
Zha1tan  +   765d ago
The gall of this man is truly amazing....
No_Pantaloons  +   765d ago
LOL, I'm sure Nintendo fans are lining outside the store already to get their hands on such an amazing title.

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