Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 becomes new IP

Furious 4 has "evolved," now "an all-new IP."

Back in May, Ubisoft dropped trademark rights for Brothers In Arms: Furious 4, Gearbox Software’s zany spin-off to the Brothers In Arms franchise. At the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford confirmed this is due to a name change. Or rather, something greater.

“The game that was announced as Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 has evolved,” said Pitchford during the “Inside Gearbox Software” panel at PAX today.

“I wanted to let everyone know that that game’s no longer going to be a Brothers In Arms game,” he continued. “It’s going to be an all-new IP.”

According to Pitchford, the team “pushed the gameplay loop, they got into a place that got away from the core” of the Brothers In Arms franchise. Since then, “it’s evolved even farther, and it needed to be unshackled” from the series.

Thanks, Polygon.

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