Hot on the heels of the success of Borderlands, Austin developer Gearbox hasn't forgotten about another co-op project they've been working on for some time now. Aliens: Colonial Marines, a 4 player co-op title due for release some time next year, has certainly gone through a rocky development cycle, but in an interview with Game Informer, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford assured fans that the game is still being developed.
I'll tell you this: We love Aliens... We're working our butts off on it. I think when it comes, people won't be disappointed, but right now it's really not up to us to talk about it.
This is only a snippet from a much longer interview that will appear in the January issue of Game Informer, but that little tidbit alone is heartening. Given how well Gearbox handled the co-op in Borderlands, fans of co-op and the "Alien" franchise should certainly take this news to heart. Now if we only had such assurances from the team developing Aliens vs Predator...