A former developer at Gearbox, who today released Aliens: Colonial Marines, has revealed that most of the game was in fact developed elsewhere.
The forum member “mugwurt” also said that Gearbox only really worked on the game’s multiplayer.
“Hate to say it,” wrote the ex-dev. “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 game’s multiplayer is one of the few aspects of the game that critics have reacted to favourably.
TimeGate Studios have previously worked on downloadable shooter Section 8 and a few expansion packs for FEAR.
In addition to all this, PCGamesN reported today that whole sections of the game can be played without killing any aliens or even firing a gun.
If you want to see the proof, watch below…