By the time Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 hits stores it may be known by another name, Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford has told VideoGamer.com.
Unable to comment too much on the title at this time – Gearbox is currently focussed on Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines – Pitchford said: "It's evolved quite a lot. When I do talk about it again, you'll see a big change. But I'll be talking about that later. I'm not sure, but we'll definitely not talk about it before Borderlands launches, we might even wait until Aliens launches. But we might talk just before Aliens, we'll see."
He later added: "The other thing too, because on the game-side it's changed a lot – you know like when we changed the art direction for Borderlands? It's still evolving, that's one of the other reasons we're not talking about it. It's not inconceivable that we might even change the name."
Pitchford also explained why some believed the game had been cancelled.
"The reason that rumour showed up is because Ubisoft submitted the trademark, and they submitted with joint [credits for] Ubisoft and Gearbox – and the US Trademark and Patent Office rejected it, because Gearbox holds the trademark for Brothers In Arms.
"First we thought we'd write a waiver, because Ubisoft offered to handle the logistics – we just want to make games. Then we decided, 'Well, we'll just submit it ourselves,' so we let that one terminate.
"But what's awesome is we proved no-one else could submit a trademark for Brothers In Arms: Furious Four – because the Trademark Office has got our back! Which is cool."
Gearbox's Borderlands 2 will be released September 21 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.