[img_big]center,317,2012-12-12/27593ACM_Preview_Online_02.jpg,Aliens: Colonial Marines[/img_big]
Following the game’s early, problematic launch, Sega has been plagued with rumours that Gearbox had handballed all single-player elements of the game to unknown studio TimeGate, only actually contributing to the game’s multiplayer elements.
Sega of America‘s Senior Producer Matthew J. Powers scoffed at the claims:
Absolutely not, the game has been developed by Gearbox Software.
Other studios [like Timegate] helped Gearbox on the production of single and multiplayer.
Hate to say it, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high for Colonial Marines. I used to work at Gearbox, and the development of that game has been a total train wreck, going on what, six years now?
Gearbox isn’t even making the game, except for the multiplayer. Primary development was outsourced to TimeGate Studios, which has a less than stellar past.
The “less than stellar past” the post refers to is Section 8, a mechanised FPS released back in 2009. TimeGate also contributed to F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and other expansion packs for that horror franchise, and an RTS version of Axis & Allies in 2004.