Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 to be reimagined into new IP

Gearbox says game's new direction will see it move away from the Brothers in Arms franchise into all-new territory.

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Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford has announced that the upcoming Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 will shed its Brothers in Arms legacy to be reimagined into an all-new IP.

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 won't be a Brothers in Arms game anymore.
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 won't be a Brothers in Arms game anymore.

Speaking at a PAX Prime panel in Seattle this week (and as originally reported by Polygon), Pitchford says the original idea for the upcoming game evolved away from the core of the Brothers in Arms franchise and needed to be "unshackled" from the brand.

Pitchford confirmed that the upcoming title will be an all-new IP, and more details about the new game will be made public at Gearbox's upcoming community day in Dallas, Texas, on September 15.

Earlier this year, Gearbox announced that the release of Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 would be delayed to 2013. At the time, Pitchford said development on the game had evolved and that gamers would be "surprised by what they see."

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 was to be the first new instalment in the Brothers in Arms franchise since 2008's well-received Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. The game was set to take place during World War II, following a band of four soldiers chasing Hitler.

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