Gearbox Working on Furious 4 and on "Authentic Brothers in Arms" Game

The studio is busy with two impressive shooters, apparently

By Andrei Dobra on February 14th, 2013 12:49 GMT

Gearbox Software, the developer behind recent titles like Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, has confirmed that it's also working on both Furious 4, a previous shooter that was announced under the Brothers in Arms series, and an "authentic" Brothers in Arms game.

Gearbox doesn't own a lot of franchises, but the Brothers in Arms one, which it develops alongside Ubisoft is quite loved despite not having received any new installments for quite some time.

Things seemed to have changed a few years ago when the studio revealed Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, a more action-oriented take on the World War II shooter series.

After revealing that Furious 4 will no longer be released as a Brothers in Arms game, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has confirmed that an "authentic" title in the series is still coming.

"We haven't announced that yet, but I'm really excited about where that's going too," Pitchford told IGN.

"We'll announce these things in due course. There's a lot of neat things we have going on. When you're in pre-production and you're in these iterations, it's kind of reckless."

"We love Brothers in Arms and we're committed to more time in that space. As we get to places where it makes sense to announce things in that regard, we'll do that too," he added.

What's more, Pitchford also cleared things up regarding the decision to drop the Brothers in Arms part from Furious 4, saying it was all a part of the regular creative process.

"We were going to make another Brothers in Arms game. That was the starting point. But the design in that group just iterated and evolved into this exciting, fun kind of gameplay that we weren't doing in Brothers in Arms. It was winning on its own merits, but it was not Brothers in Arms. I said 'look, unhinge it from Brothers in Arms. Continue to drive and iterate even further."

As of yet, it's unclear when these new titles actually receive any details or when they appear.
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