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Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 is no Longer Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Written Monday, September 03, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Last we heard, Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 had "Evolved Quite a Lot". Now it’s a completely different game.

According to co-founder and CEO Randy Pitchford, who revealed the news during PAX Prime this weekend, the game had evolved too far from the Brothers in Arms blueprint, so now it’s an entirely new IP.

Pitchford said, "they [Gearbox] kind of started to go in a place that started to get a little way from what the core of what the Brothers in Arms brand is all about... it needed to be unshackled."

Unfortunately, however, that’s all we have for now. Pitchford said that the game would be "re-announced" during Gearbox’s Community Day on 15th September in Dallas. We’re intrigued.

Here's a trailer showing how the game used to look.

[via EG]




 
 

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Comment #1 by Vixen XXX
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:49:25 AM
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Who didn't see that coming?


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Comment #2 by jpg30
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:54:16 AM
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well i loved hells highway but now they have decided to revamp the game and make it just like any other FPS, being able to control different sets of soldiers to keep the enemy suppressed was one of the best things about the game and from looking at it i don't see any mention of controlling other units.


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Comment #3 by Arron114
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:55:51 AM
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@1 me, its quite common to sell a completely different game using branding. Ridge racer, Goldeneye etc etc.

They have made a good move here. At least in my eyes.


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Comment #4 by I CR0W I
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:01:23 AM
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I'm not german but I find this video quite offensive for some reason. 4 american soldiers walk into a german bar unnoticed with a minigun, a flaming hot brand and all that shit. What the fuck is going on.


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Comment #5 by Steakslave
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:04:31 AM
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Seems like a smart move; now BiA fans don't get something that isn't what they expected and everybody gets a new IP.


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Comment #6 by neo consumer
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:04:44 AM
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Might as well call it inglorious basterds.


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Comment #7 by SkilledJR
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:07:39 AM
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I liked the first Brothers in Arms and would hate to see the game turn it to this style. I would like to see it a bit more tactical and serious next time around.


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Comment #8 by Rewave Acid
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:26:43 AM
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The wanton violence and gore in video games as an excuse for content sickens me.


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Comment #10 by Winter wolfpack
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:33:38 AM
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Sigh, what happened to the history. this looks more like inglorious basterds and that took a massive dump on WW2.


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Comment #12 by 123yhman
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:42:14 AM
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Kinda glad they have done this, when I first saw this game gets announced at whatever E3 it was, I thought it looked stupid and nothing like previous BIA games, maybe it could work on its own.


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Comment #13 by ATOMICKILA3000
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:44:35 AM
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@10&11 Why do you think they changed the name of the game?


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Comment #14 by ruisleipa
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:08:56 AM
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Considering what that Mickey Mouse game creator said about violence in games this looks like a prime example of the over-the-top pointless, mindless violence we get more than enough of. I definitely won't be playing this.


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Comment #15 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:09:06 AM
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borderlands - ww2 edition.


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Comment #16 by CraziedZombies
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:09:13 AM
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I didn't even know that gearbox made this game lol can't wait for on this though


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Comment #17 by Spanish Assault
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:14:26 AM
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hopefully they dont change it too much


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Comment #18 by deluxnugs
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:23:21 AM
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I dont think that the game has changed that much. More like they decided it didnt need the Brothers In Arms moniker to sell it anymore. i cant wait to see what the game is looking like. More violence please.


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Comment #19 by Bunglist
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:27:36 AM
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This looks fucking stupid. So sick of this "America beat the Nazis! A handful of wild loose cannon yahoos beat them all!" bullshit. Except this looks even more cliched and ridiculous.


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Comment #20 by ATOMICKILA3000
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:43:48 AM
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@19 Lol dude calm down its just a game. No one is saying that this really ever happened.


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Comment #21 by cheevo360
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 09:04:46 AM
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Maybe they make sense now because Brothers in Arms is not what this game is about (it is about world war tactic shooter game FRANCHISE series). Look forward what new IP name for this game now. :)


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Comment #22 by Geordiefly
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 09:37:31 AM
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@20 He did go a little overboard but lets be honest, they've been putting out this crap for so long it's just boring now...


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Comment #23 by jpg30
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 09:49:08 AM
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2 negative points for making a genuine point about the gameplay change and the negative voters cannot reply with reasons, sometimes this forum makes me laugh.


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Comment #24 by RancidSkank
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:07:25 AM
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@23 I downthumbed you because it's those types of thought processes and comments that stifle innovation and evolution in new game releases.

We don't want every FPS franchise to rest on their laurels, stagnate and reissue the same old crap every year, we have CoD for that.


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Comment #25 by jpg30
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:16:29 AM
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@24, im glad someone actually has balls to reply so kudos to u, however it seems i am now not allowed to make an opinion of a game especially when other people have commented that they are not happy with the game changes.

and considering the amount of FPS that all seem to play the same way i would have thought the gameplay of controlling different units of soldiers would have been welcomed but obviously i must be wrong according to u.

i could have give a negative vote but i don't do that sort of thing, there are enough keyboard warriors on here as it is which is a shame as lots of people give good opinions on this forum.


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Comment #26 by Geordiefly
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:22:59 AM
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@24 & @25 - I think you guys are arguing the same point... one likes to see change, evolution and innovation in a new game, the other is unhappy that they took out features so now it's lost its innovation and unique game-play and has become like the majority of fps...

I don't get it :S


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Comment #27 by RancidSkank
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:28:19 AM
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@25 The downthumb isn't a slight on you, it just signifies how many people do or dont agree with your post. Nothing to get upset about! I downthumbed #18 too, but that was because his post was idiotic. I'm sure he's very nice otherwise.

@26 Were not arguing mate. It's a discussion on a comments thread. Keep up.


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Comment #28 by Geordiefly
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:44:03 AM
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@27 - Terribly sorry old boy! Jolly good :P


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Comment #29 by jpg30
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:45:56 AM
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@26 - as RS said it's not an argument just a difference of opinion, i do agree with your post about different aspects of opinions towards change, they only thing i was trying to explain was that most FPS follow a same sort of path and while it is going to change i will still play it, i was just surprised they changed the formula as hells highway was always seen as a respected game due to the different gameplay to the more standard FPS we see today, im more surprised by gearbox doing that with the comments on how they wouldn't change borderlands 2 as fans loved the formula of that game, i could understand if they did another BIA and then changed it but to do it now just surprised me that's all.

@27 that's fair enough to say that, i do think though that it would be more easier to just reply to the comment rather than giving it a negative vote as too much of that goes on nowadays, i would prefer people to comment on someones post as u have rather than just click a negative rep button.

the negative votes option should be removed imo, if some people don't like the post then don't vote, it would make posts better as we would get genuine feedback by them commenting on the posts in question rather that people just hitting the buttons for no reason, trolls can always be dealt with by using the report post function.


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Comment #30 by Slayinfool
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:34:19 AM
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Meh...


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Comment #31 by TigerII
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:44:46 AM
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I just wish we could stop reliving WWII from America's POV. A lot of other nations were involved too.

Where is my game from the German perspective. Ton of epic achievements to be had, for example. Secret Achievement-50g You found Anne Frank.


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Comment #32 by I mak3 big boom
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:11:56 PM
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People need to stop complaining that this game is nothing like WW2 and it's just ridiculous. That's the whole point of the game.


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Comment #33 by MetalNutz
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:48:11 PM
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@31 Yeah it would be so fun. Just imagine the posibilities!!! Lead X ammount of Jews to gas chambers. Send Jews to ghettos. Establish X amount of concentration camps. Seriously4.0 kill 1 million Jews. Yeah, great premise for a game


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Comment #34 by Roose91
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:11:55 PM
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This game is not only an absolute rip off of Inglorious Basterds but it also looks comlete sheeeeite. Honestly why not make another Brothers in Arms game?

@33 Yes because all the Germans did in the Second World War and all of them must have been members of the Nazi Party. Not. Seriously, Stalin killed millions more people than Hitler, and they were fellow Soviets for the most part, yet we get the alleged heroism of the Soviet Soldier rammed down our throats in games at every available opportunity, why not play as the Germans? Also I think you'll find the figure of slaughtered Jews closer to 6 million. Read a history book.


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Comment #35 by gravelandx88
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:37:36 PM
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Looks stupid...definitely not worth renting or buying. I'll pass!


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Comment #36 by AirborneRichard
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 05:11:41 PM
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Its obvious some make more of a big deal about the historical thing then about the game itself, to be honest when they released that trailer on the E3 last year i my first impression was: Why on god,s earth they use the brothers in arms name on this as its clearly has nothing to do with either the name nor the baker company and the story about Red & Baker.
In my eyes this was kinda a mix of inglorious bastards and something of Borderlands goes nazi-germany like.
As i read thru the various comments i agree with some it might wrong to show a bunch of US soldiers going mental in a bar full of german soldiers, but have a peak of some WWII movies and somehow in most german soldiers always shown that they just ran straight into the guns of the "Good allied soldiers" Whats cleary a wrong image of what was in reality, where they shown great skills and determination to fight untill the very end. Anyways just let us not forget these are just games and mabye ubisoft and in particular Gearbox tought of this as a fun idea. But the whole gameplay wise section of this game is more like something as i said borderlands like xp reward system and a mix of bulletstorm on top of it as you get rewards for crazy kills.


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Comment #37 by MetalNutz
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 05:32:00 PM
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@34 Did I mention Stalin? Sounds like.........you mad.


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Comment #38 by Axel Desade
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 05:46:00 PM
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@34 I see nowhere in that post where he says the amount of Jews that died in the holocaust. He simply made a joke about a previously existing achievement, if it were achieved in a German perspective WW2 game. Maybe you should stop being whiny and angry over nothing and appreciate the humor in the post like the others can.


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Comment #39 by Arron114
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:22:50 PM
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@34 The holocost took the life of over 15 million Jewish Men woman and children. I suggest if you are asking someone to "read a history book" Establish the facts first.

His figure was also based on an achievement, not fact - More fool you.

Also thee majority of the German citizans were subscribed to national socialism. Those that werent genraly held out in little pockets of resistence for humanaterian purposes. If thats your thing, I suggest you watch shindlers list. Failing that , shut your cakehole and attempt to educate yourself instead of throwing speradic facts and botched opinons on a news thread.


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Comment #40 by an7man
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 12:15:48 AM
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!Anybody else thinking..... "Thank God!".. No offense but if i was going to play something ludicrousa i would play Borderlands 2! OK! Thank you very much.


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Comment #41 by Wiele Wonka
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:45:03 AM
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People are seriously arguing about history and senseless violence on a video gaming site...wow. Without senseless violence there would be no ww2...thus no history...problem solved :)


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Comment #42 by Jack Frost
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:54:07 AM
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Goddamn it, I bet Gearbox is gonna give out Gold Keys for Borderlands 2 at that Community Day...

Grrrr.....


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Comment #43 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 12:36:22 PM
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It will be called Furious 4 LOL, curious to see how much it evolved!


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Comment #44 by CxHxUxD
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:32:34 PM
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What's all the fuss about. This is the same trailer we saw months ago. The game is supposed to be out in 2012, but It's already into the 4th quarter and still no release date. I remember reading about this game months back how it's based on the 4 characters almost like a Borderlands feel. I hope it works out. I think it's funny that the trailer reminds everyone of Inglorious Bastards. I thought I was the only one who thought so.


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