Gearbox plans to reveal Aliens: Colonial Marines' multiplayer component "very soon" having given it "a huge amount of attention".
CEO Randy Pitchford told the PlayStation Blog: "Multiplayer is a big deal for us. I think we'll be looking for some opportunities very soon to get some people outside of our studios, including some journalists, to have a chance to preview the multiplayer game and play a bit of it.
"We're really looking forward to testing it against other eyes and getting some feedback from that, so it shouldn't be too long before we make that happen."
Pitchford also addressed the game's most recent delay to autumn 2012, saying: "Creating deadlines is helpful to the process, but we do regret where it creates expectations that cause us to choose between changing expectations or compromising the vision.
"Aliens: Colonial Marines has been a dream project - a labor of love. We're fully committed to our vision for the game."