We'll have to wait and see if the game will justify a seven year development schedule.
Gearbox Software took the legendary unfinished game 'Duke Nukem Forever' and finished it, but they've had their own 'Duke Nukem' sitting in development for some time now. But there's finally a release date in place and things are looking good.
'Aliens: Colonial Marines,' which was first announced back in 2006, will finally be released on February 12th of 2013. The game's looking slick, and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford says that the game is true to the original vision and downplays the development time as simply a misunderstanding based on a far-too-early announcement.
He also says that the release date is only for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC – the Wii U version will be announced at a later date.