Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 not dead, ditches Brothers In Arms association

James Archer September 3, 2012 - 2:43 pm

News: Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 will no longer be considered a Brothers In Arms game, according to Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford.

Polygon reports that Gearbox‘s madcap WWII shooter Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 will shed the Brothers In Arms label and become an “all-new IP”.

Randy Pitchford (who else?) revealed the changes at an ‘Inside Gearbox Software’ panel at PAX, saying “The game that was announced as Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 has evolved.”

According to Pitchford, Furious 4 “got into a place that got away from the core” of the Brothers In Arms series (which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who saw the trailer) and “needed to be unshackled” as a result.

This certainly explains Ubisoft‘s abandonment of its Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 trademarks as well as Gearbox’s overall silence since announcing it last year. For now the implication that it’s moved even further away from the war-is-hell melodrama of the original Brothers In Arms series suggests an even more comedic bent. Borderlands with Nazis?

Keep up with whatever Furious 4 has become right here on BeefJack.

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