Aliens: Colonial Marines still alive

Gearbox shines a light.

Resurrected first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever might have been the talk of PAX over the weekend, but developer Gearbox Software still found time to reassure gamers that its other in-development title, Aliens: Colonial Marines, is still alive.

CEO Randy Pitchford flashed screenshots of the SEGA published game during a panel during the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle over the weekend (reported by Kotaku).

According to the site, Pitchford said Gearbox "is continuing to work with Aliens movie studio 20th Century Fox and Aliens games publisher Sega to bring the project along".

Unfortunately, he failed to mention a release date.

The last we heard of Colonial Marines, it was being pushed back to six to 12 months after the launch of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator.

That game launched in February this year, which probably means Colonial Marines will see the light of day in 2011.

Apparently the success of AVP was to determine the release timing of Colonial Marines.

We had been promised a "late 2008" release for Colonial before it was pushed into 2009, and then 2010.

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