Tactical shooter series Brothers in Arms is set to return, six years after the release of the latest game, as per an announcement from Gearbox Software.
This tidbit comes from an episode of the AIAS Game Maker's Notebook podcast featuring a conversation between Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Though it was originally recorded and published in April, the episode has only recently been shared on YouTube and therefore pricked up some more ears.
"I didn't even announce Borderlands 3 until it was in beta," said Pitchford, explaining how the excitement over Aliens: Colonial Marine caused several missteps among the developers and publishers and how the company didn't want to repeat those errors again.
"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 sh*t until we have it. We have fans that really love that [series], but they're just going to have to suffer."
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Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War is the latest game in the series to be released and this one was made for mobile platforms. However, fans are likely to be hankering for a return to what made the series so iconic. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, which came to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, offered a cinematic, gripping story that focused on the more singular yet equally tragic experiences of those who fought in World War II.
Based on Pitchford's comments on the intellectual property in 2015, that might just be the course that Gearbox is taking. "I think the next Brothers in Arms game has to be authentic and we have been working on that," said the CEO in an interview with IGN. "I feel we have unfinished business there with both the fiction and the history and I'd like to get into that. I spend a lot of time thinking about it."
Last year, Gearbox revealed that Brothers in Arms is being turned into a TV show with Chuck and Queen of the South executive producer Scott Rosenbaum acting as its showrunner. Naturally, Randy Pitchford is on board as well as Band of Brothers assistant director Richard Whelan, Gearbox chief business officer Sean Haran, and Assassin's Creed producer Jean-Julien Baronnet.
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