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Aliens FPS taps Battlestar Galactica writers

Popular sci-fi scribes writing Gearbox's co-op shooter

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has confirmed that Battlestar Galactica writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle have penned the script for Aliens: Colonial Marines.

"They're amazing guys," he said in an interview with ShackNews.

"They gave us a lot, too. We could make a whole season of TV with the stuff they gave us." Don't tease us with ideas of an Aliens TV show, David. The game looks like it will do.

Pitchford also said that the company has hired Syd Mead to work on the game as a conceptual artist. Mead designed the big marine spaceship called the Sulaco in the original Aliens movie, as well as a whole bunch of stuff for Blade runner.

"To be able to go to his studio," the Gearbox chief continued, "his house, and then have him draw a bunch of stuff. 'Here's when I designed the Sulaco back when we made the first movie. Here's the original artwork. You want a copy?'"

According to Pitchford, Mead is designing a lot of the areas inside the Sulaco not seen in the movies. Our expectations just continue to grow...