Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
New "Authentic" Brothers in Arms Game in Development
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Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has opened up on the future of Brothers in Arms,  revealing that a new game in the series is currently in the very early stages of development.

“There will be an authentic Brothers in Arms game,” said Pitchford. “We haven’t announced that yet, but I’m really excited about where that’s going too. We’ll announce these things in due course. There’s a lot of neat things we have going on.”

In fact, the project is in such an early stage of development that Pitchford believes it would be “reckless” to reveal any more info.

“That’s why I don’t announce things until we know what they are,” he said. “It’s not fair to hold us accountable for a process that’s designed to get to a quality end that’s good for the customer. 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.”

As for Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, the previously announced entry to the series that ultimately dropped the Brothers in Arms name, Pitchford also discussed a little more about the project's evoution.

“Most people will not recognize it as ever having anything to do with Brothers in Arms. If you’ve seen the Furious 4 demo or you go back and watch that stuff, you’ll notice the DNA. You can feel the DNA, because it’s an iterative, continuous development process,” he said.

“But it’s a process that decided to unhinge itself from Brothers in Arms and go where it needed to go. Furious 4 is evolving into something else. At some point we’ll announce what that thing is. It’ll feel like an entirely new thing. It’s going to be at that moment that it’ll feel like the starting point.”

Whatever the game is, however, we know that it will not be published by Ubisoft. Indeed, the project doesn’t have a publisher at all.

“Ubi will not publish the new brand, said Pitchford. “We haven’t signed the next Brothers in Arms game with anyone yet. Ubisoft’s a great publisher. They’ve been a great partner for Brothers in Arms for many years.

“Gearbox and Ubisoft have had a great relationship,” he continued, “but that’s tough, to go through that tension [he’s referring to the negative reaction to Furious 4 and its subsequent canning - ed]. They were expecting something that didn’t happen the way it did, but we need to do what we need to do. Everybody’s going to deal with that.”

[via IGN]


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Comment #1 by Farrmark
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:18:03 AM
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So on the day Aliens Colonial Marines finally hits the stores, they begin promotion of their other franchise....

Oh well, gonna kill me some Xenomorphs anyhows :D

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Comment #2 by DEG23
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:25:54 AM
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I would try and mend the broken relationship with Ubisoft, especially given the alternatives ;) A muffin gift basket wouldn't hurt either!

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Comment #3 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:43:59 AM
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So they haven't announced it yet, and he says that while announcing it? 0_o

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Comment #4 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:45:41 AM
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Considering Aliens: Colonial Marines only got a 4.5 on IGN, I just dont think it'll sell very well, so it's smart strategy to start pushing another of their franchises.

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Comment #5 by Zoron
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:11:14 AM
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You four are silly gooses.

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Comment #6 by seto kaiba
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:22:38 AM
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Im actually enjoying Aliens:colonial marines it easily deserves a 5.5-6.5

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Comment #7 by Farrmark
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:30:00 AM
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I started Colonial Marines earlier and I'm enjoying it so far :)

Not stunning, not shit. Easily a 5/6 out of 10, but it's Aliens!!

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Comment #8 by The Splatterpus
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:42:16 AM
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I really like aliens CM as well... I also enjoyed duke nukem so maybe my opinion doesn't count.

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Comment #9 by seto kaiba
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:48:08 AM
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@8 weird so did i lol, well i didnt think it was as bad as it was made out to be

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Comment #10 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:58:49 AM
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The problem is, whilst a game might not actually be that bad and might be quite enjoyable, all it takes is for IGN to say its shit and alot of people wont play it because they're too stupid to form there own opinion and judge it for themselves. It probably is a good game, but all it takes is some shitty reviews for it too flop.

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Comment #11 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:22:02 AM
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Awesome, I loved the brothers in arms games. Good news! :)

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Comment #12 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:55:00 AM
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This better be the continuation of the WW2 one.

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Comment #13 by Gentleman
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 09:49:49 AM
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I am so looking forward to Furious 4.

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Comment #14 by an7man
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 10:54:55 AM
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Hope it's better than the last Brother in Arms(Hells Highway)!

As much as I love the series the BiA:HH story was so terribly executed.
Still I'll be attentively waiting for any news on how it evolves.

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Comment #15 by PyschoJ2456
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 11:07:03 AM
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finally, can they finish off with baker. its been 5 years, especially since HH ends with a major cliff hanger. if you know anything about the 101st airborne then u know where they are going next

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Comment #16 by Johan
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 12:33:54 PM
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@8 i thought Duke Nukem was one of the worst games on 360 though i also enjoyed it most of the time, weird isnt it.

Maybe we have to blame the nostalgia or something cause Duke was utter sh*t.

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Comment #17 by AirborneRichard
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 12:45:20 PM
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Great news about Brothers In Arms! I so enjoyed the first two games, Hell,s Highway was good but somehow i always felt it could have been better. Hopefully the next one will be awesome.

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Comment #18 by The Kingslayer
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 12:46:24 PM
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Call me crazy but I kinda miss WW2 games.

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Comment #19 by TigerII
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 01:25:59 PM
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I am guessing the 'legit' Brothers in Arms will once again be Americans. Boring

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Comment #20 by PyschoJ2456
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 02:05:16 PM
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#18 we all got sick of ww2 and now that its gone in new games, it would be nice to see another one.

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Comment #21 by Blue Thunder28
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 03:18:47 PM
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I won't be expecting much, hopefully they can surprise me though I don't have much faith in Gearbox despite loving Randy Pitchford.

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Comment #22 by Play Up Pomp3y
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:45:22 PM
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I hope they put more effort into this than they did Aliens. Were it not for the fact Blockbusters won't exchange a rental, this turd of Colonial Marines would already be back in the store while I rent something a bit less 2004. In fact, speaking of old Skool games, I would probably buy the old BiA games if they released them on XBLA for 800msp. I actually enjoyed the authentic story and the little videos/maps you unlocked after each level explaining the real version of events. Something I hope they bring back in the new release.

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