Discussion of the Week: What happened to Aliens Colonial Marines Wii U?
(Before you read this article let me get this out of the way, many points in this article are conjecture and speculation and are not facts.)
Aliens Colonial Marines has been out on the ps3, 360 and pc for over a month now. The game released caused a huge stir in the gaming community – with accusation of money embezzlement’s, lies from Randy Pitchford and the embarrassment of the terrible quality of the game.
While the dust has settled somewhat since, but there is one question that still remains. When is the Wii U version coming out? Supposedly the game was to be released this month, but the with less than 10 days left and without a firm release date, it is unlikely that the game will arrive before March end.
I have tried to contact Randy Pitchford and Sega via twitter, but to no avail.
So what happened? Well, there are two likely outcomes.
The first option and the most likely at this moment, is that the Wii U version got canned. Perhaps the most plausible reason to cancel the Wii U version, is to avoid any further damage by releasing the disastrous game again on the Wii U. I believe Gearbox and Randy Pitchford would want to avoid any bad press in the near future. Maybe the terrible sales of the Wii U, caused a jerk reaction to cancel the game, to save money on advertisement and production.
Then there is that allegation of money embezzlement. Money that was meant for Colonial Marines was allegedly used to fund the development of Borderlands 2. If this was true, then naturally Sega would delay or cancel the Wii U version, in preparation for a lawsuit. Please be reminded this all conjecture and speculation.
Aliens Colonial Marine Wii U could have been delayed to fix all the issues on the original. Let’s face the facts Alien Colonial Marines is a terrible game, almost every aspect of the game needs improvement, from the dated visuals to the AI. Alien Colonial Marines certainly has room for improvement (in this case a lot of room), a delay for the Wii U version might give them time to improve on the game. If this was the case, I suspect that Gearbox and Sega would want to reclaim some dignity and respect back. But there will still be pissed off fans for getting the short of the end of the deal on the other consoles.
So what is your take on this?
Is the game cancelled?
Has Alien Colonial Marines Wii U been delayed to fix the games problem?
Do you even care if Colonial Marines comes to the Wii U or not?
Let me know in the comment section.