SEGA and Gearbox Software, the publisher and primary developer behind Alien: Colonial Marines, have responded to a recent lawsuit filed against them, accusing both companies of false advertising. Needless to say, they're not pleased at all, with both companies claiming the whole lawsuit is without merit.
In response, SEGA said that they "cannot comment on specifics of the ongoing ligitation, but we are confident that the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend it vigorously."
As for Gearbox, they offered a slightly longer response, and seem a tad more upset over the whole thing:
"Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation."
Well, they both have the "without merit" bit down, anyway.
For those who missed out earlier this week, the lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California court by Edelson LLC, representing Damion Perrine. The issue, according to Perrine, is that the demos shown at E3 and PAX for Aliens were not at all like the final product. That, by defition, would be false advertising, according to Perrine, who cites California civil and business codes.
As such, he seeks compensation for anyone who grabbed the game early or on launch day, February 12.