Brothers in Arms: Furious Four No Longer Brothers in Arms Game
During E3 2011, Gearbox and Ubisoft announced Brothers in Arms: Furious Four, a Tarantino-esque departure from the standard Brothers in Arms game model. Since then things haven’t been looking to good for the game. After it was announced someone from Ubisoft said that the reason the game was so different from the rest of the series was because they had just run out of ideas for the series and wanted a new game. The some people started speculating that the game was just cancelled quietly. But Gearbox has now said that the game still exists, just not in the same way.
At their PAX Prime panel, Gearbox announced that the game would no longer be a Brothers in Arms game. It will be an entirely new IP for the studio. Some of the elements from the original game will still be referenced in this new game, but for the most part it will be something new.
Randy Pitchford said that since they are no longer constricted by the Brothers in Arms IP that they have been able to branch out more and create some new features for the game. He also hinted that new IP might be similar to Borderlands and be a combination of genres, but he didn’t say anything definitively.
Gearbox plans to make a re-announcement of the game with a new name sometime in the future. Pitchford also said that on their community day, September 15th, Gearbox would be announcing something about the Brothers in Arms franchise.