What happened to Aliens: Colonial Marines!?

Video comparison showing the original demo with the final release raises eyebrows

February 14, 2013
Aliens Colonial Marines news

Following the recent controversy surrounding the underwhelming Aliens: Colonial Marines, the team over at VideoGamerTV have put together a comparison video, which puts the original demo Sega showed, up against the final release; and it raises some questions.

The original footage of Aliens: Colonial Marines was shown at E3 2012, and looked highly impressive with its visual fidelity and finer details. Since the game has been released, players haven noticed that the game looks very different to that of the demo. There is a concerning lack of dynamic lighting, atmospheric effects and general polish that the demo had.

We understand that games can change shape and form throughout development, but it’s strange how the game can manage to look worse than it did a year ago. It seems that there must’ve been a lot of content cutting at Gearbox, which resulted in the game that hit store shelves.

Another controversial issue has come up regarding the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines. A Reddit user claiming to have been involved with the project, said that developer TimeGate was outsourced by Gearbox to handle the development of the campaign. Commenters, claiming to have also worked on the project, have weighed in with different stories and other information on the development, making for quite the internet bun-fight.

Read the full Reddit post here: http://goo.gl/JTn4Z

If you want to play some Alien games that don’t suck, check out our latest feature.

Check out the comparison video for yourself:

IGN feature video with Randy Pitchford presenting the demo at E3 2012:

Source: VideoGamerTV

More on Aliens gaming news:

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Aliens: Colonial Marines PC system requirements revealed

Aliens: Colonial Marines adds female characters to roster

Aliens: Colonial Marines adds a Marines vs Xenomorphs multiplayer mode

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