A portion of Aliens: Colonial Marines was outsourced to Section 8’s TimeGate studios
It is coming through the news wire that Gearbox was not the only developer on Aliens: Colonial Marines. Superannuation, uber gaming sleuth, has discovered that a majority of the game was outsourced to Houston-based developer TimeGate Studios. Here is what the ex-employee revealed
TimeGate Studios are most famous for their work on Section 8 and the FEAR expansions. Other studios were part of the process including Demiurge Studios and Nerve Software. Regardless of what was outsourced to whom, it looks like Aliens: Colonial Marines had a spotty development, and the end product may have suffered for it.
Expect our review early next week.
» Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-12-aliens-colonial-marines-primary-development-outsourced-to-section-8-developer-timegate-studios-report
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You assume it is not a good game based on what you've read in this blog post? They've barely even released it for ppl to play.
On top of the world? I wouldn't go that far, Borderlands 2 isn't that amazing. It's good, but it has some major problems. Its first DLC was okay, its second DLC was amazing, its third DLC was awful. Kind of a mixed bag, and while good overall, pales a bit compared to Skyrim, Far Cry 3, the recent Fallout games, GTA, and other recent titles. Honestly I was more impressed with the stuff Timegate was doing, FEAR and Section 8 were pretty good series; Gearbox kinda dropped the ball to some extent with BL2.
Never trust a game with a review embargo...
There has been nothing but negativity surrounding this title so far and that is pretty disappointing.
Section 8 and its sequel were really good games.
Poor gearbox, they make Borderlands 2 and are on top of the world, only to be torn down by this.
wow it seems this game was hyped to be the shit when people were previewing it, and now it turns out to be subpar, wth happened?
The FEAR expansions were fairly good actually, but far different from what they're trying to do with this game.
The difference being that HR actually turned out to be a quality product. This game has become one huge mess and hivemind of hatred towards Gearbox. Really sucks how much potential was wasted with this.
Sounds a bit similar to what happened with Deus Ex Human Revolution where neither studio was working with each other and just doing their own thing.
The game is getting trashed all over the place and now everyone who was involved in it are pointing the finger at each other saying it was their fault. Things are not looking up. The first big disappointment of 2013 and something that has put me in a really, REALLY bad mood is this game. Have any of you seen the "Derpy Alien" image yet. I saw it in a comment section at Penny Arcade. I would have thought it was funny if it didn't show how bad this game was, a game I really wanted to be good. Not great, but at least good, sadly that doesn't seem to be the case. I haven't played it yet and I hope by some fluke that its actually better than everyone says it is. I only trust a few sources, but EVERYONE is saying this game is garbage. If the whole world thinks something sucks, chances are they're right.
From what I heard, the game is rubbish