Pitchford: Fans are "going to be surprised" by Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Posted: 09.07.2012 12:43 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has reassured fans of the Brothers in Arms series that Furious 4 is "going great" and it has "evolved" since last the studio spoke of it and continues to evolve.

The team need to "make further changes" before they will showcase all this evolution. Pitchford says he's "looking forward" to dishing on the details "soon." Furious 4 debut during E3 2011.

Ubisoft is expected to publish Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 from the independent Gearbox, home to Borderlands. Back in May rumours arose that it had been canned.

That was a result of the USPTO rejecting the trademark for the project, but apparently that was just down to red tape not liking joint trademark applications, so Gearbox filed separately- crisis averted. The studio CEO did confirm that the original launch window of 2012 will not be met.

"I'm looking forward to being able to talk about Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 soon," Pitchford told CVG.

"The game has evolved, I think people are going to be surprised by what they'll see, and it's still evolving. One of the reasons why we're not talking about it now is that it's evolving and we need to make further changes before we can start talking about it." All fell quiet around the project after its promising E3 2011 debut trailer.

"I can't really talk about Furious Four right now," continued Pitchford.

"Borderlands 2 ships in September, so we're spending most of our time talking about that, and Aliens Colonial Marines comes out after that in February. I might come around to talk about Furious Four between the releases of Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, but certainly I won't before the release of Borderlands 2." Fair enough.

The press release from Ubisoft at the time of E3 2011 said Furious 4 follows "four fierce and fearless warriors tracking the Führer himself. As one of the Furious 4, players will use special weaponry and unexpected combat abilities to fight the greatest threat the world has ever faced: an experimental Nazi army conceived in secret by the Third Reich."

Borderlands 2 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC September 18th in the US, 21st in EU.

Source: CVG

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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 09, 2012
The trailer looks nothing like the previous games, the Inglorious Bastards in a game form.
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Jul 09, 2012
Why they couldn't just finish up the storyline left hanging from Hell's Highway, I have no idea. They basically said it was going to be the Battle of the Bulge right before the credits rolled, so why ditch what was basically Band of Brothers in game form to, as nocutius stated, Inglorious Basterds in game form? >_
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 09, 2012
As a PC gamer I enjoyed the first two "BiA" games, though they could be very frustrating at times. So I picked up "BiA: HH" on release and was (and have been) disappointed every time I played or tried to play it. Pure console port rubbish.
With my opinion of Gearbox shattered after that, and never resurrected I have low hopes for this 'un.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Aug 18, 2012
Nazi killers on steroids!