It sounds like a new entry in WW2 shooter series Brothers in Arms may be in the works at Gearbox.
The information comes from comments made by the studio’s CEO Randy Pitchford in the AIAS Game Maker’s Podcast. As per PC Gamer, the remarks were actually made in April but only recently uploaded to the podcast’s YouTube channel. In it, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price chats to Pitchford about the much-maligned Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Speaking on that game, Pitchford mentions how he felt it was announced too early saying Fox and Sega were a little overzealous. Conversely, Borderlands 3 wasn’t announced until it was already in a beta state. Which finally swings us around to Brothers in Arms. Of which Pitchford says “And it sucks because I know there’s a lot of people… we’re working on another Brothers in Arms game, but I’m not saying shit until we have it, you know? And we have fans that really love that, and they’re just going to have to wait. ”
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the series. The last full-blown release was 2008’s Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A fourth co-op instalment entitled Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 was announced to reboot the series in 2011, but a decision was made to make it a separate IP following fan feedback. The game was later cancelled altogether, with its DNA eventually being absorbed into ill-fated hero shooter Battleborn.
Hopefully, we’ll hear more in the not too-distant future. Gearbox last claimed a new Brothers in Arms game was “in the incubation phase” all the way back in 2015.