"People Are Going To Be Surprised"
We were slightly concerned when we noticed that Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 missed E3, leading us to speculate whether Gearbox's gung-ho WW2 shooter might have run into serious problems. However, according to outspoken Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, the project has "evolved," and will 'surprise' us when it finally releases.
Which probably won't be in 2012, let's face it. More details below.
The game has evolved," Pitchford told CVG. "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."
"I'm looking forward to being able to talk about Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 soon," he concluded.
Furious 4 was looking rather tasty when we saw it in action last year, but its less-than-serious tone and historical inaccuracies riled up the Brothers In Arms fanbase something fierce. It's unclear whether this fan backlash has prompted Gearbox to go back to the drawing board, or if they're planning on adding a number of new gameplay elements.
What we can surmise, however, is that Furious 4 will probably miss 2012, being that Gearbox-developed Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines are both set for a holiday season release. It's unlikely that they'll be in any hurry to directly compete with themselves (unless Ubisoft decides to adopt the Konami-style publishing model...).