Colonial Marines delayed, officially this time

After a bit of back and forth on the game’s official site, Sega has officially delayed Aliens: Colonial Marines. “Fall 2012” is the new target for the Gearbox game.

In its reasoning for the slip, the publisher says that “creativity and invention” does not “necessarily follow the structure of an assembly line.”

“While setting clear goals, deadlines and predictions is helpful, they are often subjective. We don’t want to sacrifice the creative process just for the sake of following a blue print. We prefer to have the creative discovery shape that blue print because our goal is to make a great game, and we are prioritizing this goal over the previously targeted date.”