Update: Sega has confirmed to IGN that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled.
Original Story: After receiving a critical lashing on other consoles (not to mention the ensuing controversy that surrounded Gearbox, the title’s developer, over its mismanagement of development funds), many fans were left wondering about the fate of Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U, which quietly slipped off of Sega’s release calendar. As it turns out, the company is still not ready to talk about the title.
Aliens: Colonial Marines launched for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC this past February, and was immediately panned by gaming critics for its uninspired gameplay and broken AI (among a myriad of other problems, most of which resulted from the game’s fragmented development cycle). The Wii U version, which was primarily being handled by Demiurge Studios, was scheduled to be released in March, but the month passed with nary a word on the title from Sega. GameSpot reached out to the publisher for any update on its progress, but the company had nothing new to offer in that regard:
“Still no comment on ACM, sorry!”
With all of the negative publicity it has received thus far, it may very well be in Sega’s best interest to just scrap the Wii U version altogether. Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford had touted the Wii U game as the definitive version of the title, but the validity of this statement was called into question when an anonymous game tester took to Reddit and issued a scathing retort to that claim. Given the way Colonial Marines turned out on other consoles, either of these cases doesn’t seem too appealing at this point.
What do you think about the situation? Would you still be interested in Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U despite the poor reviews it’s received on other consoles? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Source: Nintendo Life