Sega announced that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed until some time this fall. Previously, the game was set for the"spring 2012" release window.

In a statement to Eurogamer, Sega said:

"Aliens: Colonial Marines is a process of creativity and invention and those don't necessarily follow the structure of an assembly line. While setting clear goals, deadlines and predictions is helpful, they are often subjective."

Sega added that the last thing they wanted was to rush the game out to stores.

"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 prioritising this goal over the previously targeted date."

Aliens: Colonial Marines is one of three games in development by Gearbox Software at the moment. Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 and Borderlands 2 are both also expected to be 2012 releases.

[Via Eurogamer]