Gearbox has confirmed that Furious 4 will no longer be a Brothers in Arms game. Speaking during a panel at PAX today, Gearbox said the game has changed to the point that it’s become an entirely new game and will instead became its own property, complete with a new name.
The shift isn’t entirely surprising, as Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said back in July that the game was “evolving” and that Gearbox needed "to make further changes before we can start talking about it."
Furious 4 was originally announced during E3 2011 as part of the Brothers in Arms franchise, a realistic World War II action series that previously included Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood, in addition to spinoffs on Nintendo DS, PSP and mobile phones. Furious 4’s stylized, hyperviolent take, which we compared to Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds last year, raised eyebrows as a departure for the series soon after its initial announcement.
Furious 4’s new name has not yet been announced. While all previous console outings of Brothers in Arms were published by Ubisoft, it isn’t clear if that will be the case for Furious 4 (or whatever it becomes in the future) moving forward. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment and will update with any information we receive.
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