The original Alien Breed came out 16 years ago, with the remake coming sometime in the near future. A lot has changed in technology and games since 1993 - an era when the 386 was considered a powerful computer. Team 17 has put out a video for Alien Breed Evolution titled "Then and Now" and it shows just how far the Xbox 360 timed exclusive has come.
Wait, what's that you say? A timed exlusive? Yes according to Team 17 studio director Martyn Brown, thanks to a good relationship with Microsoft (and some free advertising) - Alien Breed Evolution will launch on the Xbox Live Arcade with a PlayStation Network version coming sometime later.
"Obviously we'd like everything on every platform day one. The Live Arcade thing... we get accused of being bribed or we've took Microsoft's money, and it's all bollocks."
"The reason is that we've got a long relationship with Microsoft's first party unit. We get on great with them. In exchange for exclusivity we get a lot more promotion. We've got a closer deal with them. That's just how it is. It's unfortunate. That's just how we work."