Original source: http://content.yudu.com/A29r4i/MCV090813/
Hey there, everyone. In a recent article, there were some interesting comments made by Sega's European boss Jurgen Post. When discussing Creative Assembly's upcoming Alien title, Post mentioned that the game is being produced...
"...in-house so it's easy to manage the production of it."
As the article mentions, it seems to me that Sega is very much aware of the outsourcing issues that plagued A:CM, and are keen to avoid such problems with Creative Assembly. This is good news for CA's game, but at the same time, I think it once again supports the idea that Sega was NOT aware of the large degree of outsourcing with A:CM.
Aliens: Colonial Marines Outsourcing report
- single player (timegate/ demiurge)
- multiplayer (timegate/demiurge)
- dlc: bug hunt (demiurge/*nerve)
- dlc: recon map pack (*demiurge/nerve)
- dlc: movie map pack (*demiurge/nerve)
- dlc: single player dlc (dark side studios)
- additional wii u sku: cancelled (demiurge)
With additional production assets coming from PolyCount, as well as an art studio in Shanghai, China.
In addition, I found Post's following comments to be interesting as well...
"Colonial Marines, although it didn't review well, did sell well to start. So there is an appetite for Aliens. Going forward Creative Assembly is a good quality developer and our aim is to create a good quality game."
I'm a little torn on what he mentions here because as far as I'm concerned, a lot of the initial sales for A:CM can be tied to ill-gotten gains due to false advertising and a review embargo. As such, I find any comments praising the game's initial sales to be rather disingenuous. Anyway, as some of you may know, it has been said that 20th Century Fox is upset with Sega, who, in turn, is upset with Gearbox, who, in turn, are upset with TimeGate. It has been suggested to me that once the false advertising suit is settled with Sega/Gearbox, Sega may very well turn around and sue Gearbox for damages, including any that may come from the false advertising case. To learn more about this issue and help support the cause, please consider signing the following petition to help promote truth in advertising in the video game industry:https://www.change.org/petitions/judge-maria-elena-james-sega-of-america-gearbox-studios-edelson-llc-support-refunds-for-a-cm-purchasers-who-feel-misled-by-deceptive-advertising