We knew that Gearbox's next Brothers in Arms title Furious 4 had "evolved," but it wasn't until today at the Inside Gearbox panel at PAX Prime that the Dallas-based studio confirmed that it's being turned into a brand new IP.
Feared-dead shooter Brother in Arms: Furious 4 is alive, Gearbox co-founder and CEO Randy Pitchford has revealed.
Amidst all the excitement about E3 press conference stars like Beyond, Watch Dogs and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, it's easy to forget that not everything we hear about will make it to fruition, and that the time it takes for a game to go from spectacular reveal to an ignominious death that no one even bothers to report is only as long as it takes for a trailer to fade from memory. Given that we've published 478 videos so far this week, and some of them were for games like that Nike Plus thing, that's not long.
Rumours are circulating that lunatic WWII shooter Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 has been euthanised.
Twitter detective Superannuation spotted that publisher Ubisoft recently abandoned its trademarks relating to the game.
Beyond that, nothing has been heard of the game since its announcement last June. A release schedule circulated by Ubisoft last month gave it a vague "Calendar 2012" launch window, but with dates for Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 already set and marketing campaigns well underway, the lack of noise around Furious 4 is rather surprising.
The Brothers in Arms franchise will return to its more sombre, historically-accurate roots after the release of OTT left-turn Furious 4, developer Gearbox has announced.
As it has done for the past few years, the FPS genre dominated E3 this month. However, as exemplified by the likes of Brothers In Arms: Furious 4, Far Cry 3, Rage and Modern Warfare 3, the class of 2011 seemed to boast a particularly brutal streak.