Game development isn’t an exact science. One can never tell if a new game will work on a new system, so Gearbox has their R&D department working on seeing if they’re going to create Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U, now that the system has debuted and everyone seems to like it. Seriously, the official announcement says, “Aliens: Colonial Marines for this new gaming console is currently under construction by a dedicated research and development branch within the studio.”
How very odd. Generally you either announce a game, or you hold off until you’re sure. This is the first time in memory I’ve seen a press release stating a game might be made for a console.
“We are extremely thrilled about the potential of the Nintendo Wii U and are honoured to be a part of the earliest efforts for research and development on the platform with the Aliens: Colonial Marines project that is so perfectly matched with the platform’s unique and exciting new capabilities,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “As more details about the Nintendo Wii U emerge, Gearbox Software is equipped and motivated to engage and support the platform and its customers.”
We salute Gearbox and Sega for vaguely offering their support to Nintendo’s new console, maybe.