Randy Pitchford says money for Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn’t spent on Borderlands 2, “looking at” game patch and demo discrepancyPaul Yan February 20, 2013 - 1:21 am
Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford says that Aliens: Colonial Marines development money was not spent on Borderlands 2. He’s also looking into why the game’s demo was different than the final product. Additionally, a patch for the game and “support priorities” are being looked into as well.
One of the biggest controversies is how Gearbox allegedly spent A:CM development money on Borderlands 2. However, Pitchford says this is not true. “False by a LONG SHOT,” he said in response to the accusation. “Borderlands success actually helped to finance all other projects…”
When another user asked for an explanation as to why the game’s demo was different than the mess that is now in stores, Pitchford said that the company’s “looking” into it. “That is understood and fair and we are looking at that,” he said. “Lots of info to parse, lots of stake holders to respect.”
But now that the game is out, will it be patched? “I cannot address this in twitter,” he said, but “We are looking at that now. There is a lot of data amd many interests that must be respected.”
As for supporting the game — maybe with dedicated servers — he added “We’re looking at support priorities.”
A:CM has been a critical disaster and TimeGate Studio is said to have helped make the game early on. However, despite Pitchford taking a beating on Twitter from angry fans about the game, he said “ If you must attack someone, attack me.” Folks are certainly doing that.