Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed from a spring release to a tentative autumn 2012 one, Gearbox has confirmed to CVG.
The developer has issued the below statement, confirming the delay following a report on a revised release date appearing on the game's official website earlier today.
"Aliens: Colonial Marines is a process of creativity and invention and those don't necessarily follow the structure of an assembly line," said a Gearbox rep.
"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."
The rep made no mention of the revised date, which now sits at 'autumn' on the official site.