Gearbox revealed that it will be releasing a new update for Aliens: Colonial Marines PC, possibly next week. According to the development team, this update will be quite large in size and will come with better textures, improved visuals, the addition of a mouse smoothing option, as well as all those fixes included in the latest PS3 and X360 patches that were released a couple of days ago.
As Gearbox stated:
“This update contains the changes that were in the recent update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, along with some additional changes that will be part of future updates for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This update also includes several PC-specific changes, notably: improved texture resolution, various visual improvements, the addition of a mouse smoothing option, and some fixes for PC-only crashes.
As this update is rather large, those players with limited or bandwidth-capped access may want modify their auto-update settings by right-clicking Aliens: Colonial Marines in their Steam Library, choosing Properties and selecting the Updates tab.
Update notes will be posted as they become available.”
That’s good to hear as Aliens: Colonial Marines suffered from a lot of visuals issues. PC gamers could use our SweetFX mod to improve the visuals, however there was nothing that could be done for all those low-res textures.
Still, the game was plagued with an atrocious AI for the aliens, so here is hoping that Gearbox will also tweak/improve this parameter.
We’ll be sure to inform you when this update goes live. Kudos to Guru3D for spotting it!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."