Aliens: Colonial Marines Developers Shut Down
Well, it’s not at all surprising when you consider just how bad Aliens: Colonial Marines really was. Co-developer (or whole developer according to some theories) TimeGate has apparently fired all of it’s staff and closed shop for good, just a week after filing for bankruptcy.
Two sources close to Kotaku confirmed the closure. Any calls made to the studio were immediately forwarded to voicemail, suggesting that the reports really are true. TimeGate previously let go of a large number of employees in March after the extremely poor reception of Colonial Marines, but this seems to be the final nail in the coffin.
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The studio was currently working on a free-to-play shooter named Minimum, and it is unclear whether or not this project will still see a future or not. Considering this is the first I’ve heard of it, it seems likely that it will fall into the growing pit of cancelled games this year.
Before the terrible Aliens: Colonial Marines, TimeGate was known for working on expansions to the original F.E.A.R, as well as the rather great multiplayer shooter Section 8. The studio came under fire after it was discovered that they had in fact developed Colonial Marines, despite Gearbox Software claiming that they were “co-developers”.
Good luck to all those affected by the studios’ closure.