News: Two trademark listings for Gearbox and Ubisoft’s Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 have been legally abandoned, leaving the future of the game in doubt.
Remember Brothers in Arms: Furious 4? If not, it was a stylised, comically violent reimagining of Gearbox Software‘s sombre WW2 shooter series, with strong hints of Borderlands and Inglorious Basterds. Publishers Ubisoft have, however, remained oddly quiet about it as of late; no E3 teasing, no teaser trailers to promote the teaser trailer to promote the air date of a teaser trailer. The future of Furious 4 looks especially bleak now that Twitter detective Superannuation found the United States Patent and Trademark Office has declared two of the game’s trademark filings as officially abandoned.
It could be that a name change is in the works, or just that someone at Legal dropped the ball, but coupling this with the extended period of silence isn’t very encouraging. At least Gearbox are keeping their hands busy with Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Befitting my talents as an incredible super-genius, I contacted Ubi about this on a Saturday, but we’ll let you know Brothers in Arms: Furious 4′s status as soon as possible.