Gearbox Defends Itself In Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit
Aliens: Colonial Marines was terrible.
It has been a controversial game since it released in February of 2013, and the controversy resulted in a class-action lawsuit leveled against Gearbox Software and Sega. The suit claims that Sega falsely advertised to consumers and Gearbox stole funds away from the game to fund other projects.
However, the Borderlands developer has responded to the lawsuit, as reported by Polygon. They want to be dropped from the suit because they claim the company invested millions of their own money into Colonial Marines. Said vice president Steve Gibson:
"During the development process, Gearbox supplemented Sega's development budget with its own money to help Sega finish its game; Gearbox's contributions to Aliens: Colonial Marines totaled millions, none of which was ever repaid."
Some accuse Gearbox of building levels and even a custom engine for marketing purposes, but none of it made it into the final product. Gibson denies these allegations as well, saying Gearbox only utilized the Unreal Engine licensed from Epic Games, and that was it. "Contrary to what some believe, the pre-release demonstrations were not made using different game engines," he added.
Well, we told you this would be a mess.
Related Game(s): Aliens: Colonial Marines
7/31/2014 9:45:03 PM Ben Dutka