One such email refers to a New York Comic Con panel in October 2012, in which Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford firmly states that a Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines would launch in February 2013 alongside the other versions of the game. Emails within Sega stated that "no-one on the call was aware" of the Wii U version, and that it's "not been picked up so far." Of course, the game missed its Wii U launch window before Sega confirmed in March 2013 that it was no longer in development. Borderlands 2]," even though others (presumably 2K Games representatives, though it is unclear) told Pitchford not to.
The class-action lawsuit was brought against Sega and Gearbox in April 2013, alleging that the game was misrepresented during trade show demos. Further emails within Sega noted that gameplay clips that appeared in E3 video previews on the web weren't originally offered to the public. Sega also stressed that it "paid Gearbox millions of dollars in advance royalties in the form of Milestone Payments whenever Gearbox delivered an asset to Sega under the Agreement," in its court filing. This ran counter to claims made by Gearbox in late July, in which the developer said it did not earn any royalties for Aliens: Colonial Marines' sales from Sega.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Nintendo Wii U
Microsoft Xbox One