Aliens: Colonial Marines to support DirectX11 and Steamworks | PCGamesN

Riot approve two third-party apps for League of Legends: Curse Voice and Razer Comms

Team Fortress 2 now lets players treat themselves to an early Halloween

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines to support DirectX11 and Steamworks

Imagine how good that acid blood could look in DirectX 11

From what we’ve seen, the aliens in Aliens: Colonial Marines already look lovely. Well, as lovely as eight foot drooling carnivorous psychopathic extraterrestrials can. But in the PC version of the game they might look even lovelier - if it’s got DirectX 11 effects.

Gearbox’s Brian Burleson, producer of the upcoming game, spoke to us at a recent event,  and said that additional DirectX 11 effects might be in store of PC gamers. “It doesn’t have any special DX11 features at the moment, but it will run in DX11", he said.
Burleson also said that the game will support Steamworks, so there will be none of the Games for Windows shenanigans that made Aliens vs. Predator a more terrifying prospect than the beasts within. Your console-based friends won’t “accidentally” spoil the game for you, too: the PC version will be released at the same time as the console edition.
Aliens: Colonial Marines (I just mistyped that as Aliens: Conical Marines, which would be a very different game) has been a long time coming. Rumour was that the developers were waiting for the release of Alien prequel Prometheus before putting the game out. Not so, according to Burleson. “We announced the game before we started working on it, so a lot of people are surprised at how long it’s taking.”
Colonial (Conical) Marines (Matrons) will be released next year, which will definitely give Burleson and his team enough time to stick all those precious DirectX 11 effects in.

The Aliens Colonial Marines PC release date is February 12 2013. See our guide to everything we know about Aliens: Colonial Marines, check prices for Aliens Colonial Marines download at Green Man Gaming and follow PCGamesN on Twitter for updates. 

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Paranautical Activity

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Riot approve two third-party apps for League of Legends: Curse Voice and Razer Comms

Riot approve two third-party apps for League of Legends: Curse Voice and Razer Comms

Team Fortress 2 now lets players treat themselves to an early Halloween

Team Fortress 2 now lets players treat themselves to an early Halloween

Uber cancels its Human Resources Kickstarter:

Uber cancels its Human Resources Kickstarter: "We simply don’t have the human resources"

Play Civilization V for free while you pre-load Beyond Earth

Play Civilization V for free while you pre-load Beyond Earth

In The Evil Within, even gods can be decapitated

In The Evil Within, even gods can be decapitated

The 100 Best Free PC Games

100 best free PC games

The 100 Best Free PC Games

Far Cry 4 will let you fight yetis, but only if you have the season pass

Far Cry 4 will let you fight yetis, but only if you have the season pass

Prepare for BlizzCon 2014 by joining a Hearthstone or StarCraft II fantasy league

Prepare for BlizzCon 2014 by joining a Hearthstone or StarCraft II fantasy league

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Catching up with Cassandra

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Catching up with Cassandra

1m Space Engineers copies sold thanks to developer’s use of blood magic

1m Space Engineers copies sold thanks to developer’s use of blood magic

Here's what's coming in EVE Online's Phoebe expansion, and beyond

EVE Online

Here's what's coming in EVE Online's Phoebe expansion, and beyond

Clockwork Empire update means stew no longer requires eyes to boil

Clockwork Empire update means stew no longer requires eyes to boil

XCOM: Enemy Within Long War mod ramps up the difficulty till you cry

XCOM: Enemy Within Long War mod ramps up the difficulty till you cry

Minecraft has now sold 17 million copies on PC

Minecraft has now sold 17 million copies on PC

How Battlefield Hardline has got better since beta

How Battlefield Hardline has got better since beta

Samsung White crowned League of Legends world champions in front of 40,000 in Seoul

Samsung White crowned League of Legends world champions in front of 40,000 in Seoul

Playing With Myself: Legend of Grimrock 2

Legend of Grimrock 2

Playing With Myself: Legend of Grimrock 2

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements are after your hard drive spacey

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements are after your hard drive spacey

Killing Floor celebrates Halloween with evil, demented killer toys and new maps

Killing Floor celebrates Halloween with evil, demented killer toys and new maps

Londinium's burning in this new Total War: Attila siege battle trailer

Londinium's burning in this new Total War: Attila siege battle trailer

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion announced; coming Spring 2015

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion announced; coming Spring 2015

Watch CCP's EVE Vegas event unfold on Twitch right now; find out what's in store for EVE Online

Watch CCP's EVE Vegas event unfold on Twitch right now; find out what's in store for EVE Online