Submitted by -Mezzo- 887d ago | news

The Studio Behind Aliens: Colonial Marines Just Laid Off Its Staff

Kotaku - TimeGate, best known for developing Section 8 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, may be no more. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Industry, PC, PS3, Time Gate, Xbox 360)

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ShugaCane  +   887d ago
They're paying for Gearbox and Sega's mistakes and bad management of the game's development. Those employees had their work rushed and were asked the impossible in regard of Colonial Marines. It's really not fair to call them "The Studio Behind Aliens : Colonial Marines" when they're clearly not the only responsible for the disaster.
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Vigor  +   887d ago
they are the smaller studio so it's easy to point the finger on them when clearly Gearbox and sega are the real perpetrator. These guy had very little ressource after gearbox had used the money intended for the game to fund memeland and duke.
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zerocrossing  +   887d ago
So TimeGates taking the fall huh... (sigh)
Gearbox and Sega deserve most of the blame IMO.
Jek_Porkins  +   887d ago
Hmmm, this is a shame, all people deserve a second chance. The game should have been delayed, I own it and will all the title updates it's actually much better now than when it released.

So many developers closing, you have to worry about a possible console game market crash in the near future.
Majin-vegeta  +   887d ago
If it does you can thank the Companies for becoming too greedy and releasing crap.
Menech  +   887d ago
In business it's not about second changes or having another try. Companies like Sega can Gearbox can make a few mistakes and take it on the chin, small development companies live or die by their decisions.

I don't feel sorry for them at all, it's just business people lose their jobs all the time. In the marketplace of ideas you better make sure yours are the best when trying to profit from them.
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Jek_Porkins  +   887d ago
Everyone deserves a second chance, business or not. Do you not understand that game development is a fragile ecosystem at the moment? More and more developers are leaving console games, more and more people are saying consoles are on the way out, and here you are showing no pity when yet another developer closes up.

Are you a fan of gaming?
Gekko36  +   887d ago
In this financial climate I'm amazed gaming companies are not going to the wall more frequently.
TooTall19  +   887d ago
Section 8:Prejudice was a fun MP game made by them.
o-Sunny-o  +   887d ago
T-T That sucks..
Root  +   887d ago
The only person who should be fired is Randy Pitchford

While they worked their arses off with this impossible task of completing this game with a small budget Gearbox had blown on Borderlands 2, Randy was sitting in his chair on Twitter handing out Golden Keys and free in game items.
Reborn  +   887d ago
Sega should be held accountable for their piss poor management. If you issue money to get something produced, then you should be constantly ensuring it's being done to the quality expected. Clearly, Gearbox had other plans for the money. But as usual, the ones below take the fall for the stupidity evident at the top.

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