In 2003, a game called Call of Duty released to become the biggest first-person shooter of all time. As fate would have it, another FPS just so happened to launch two years later – Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. A decade later, the Brother in Arms series has AWOL since last year’s Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War. Now the people behind Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel say they want to bring it back from the dead.
Talking with IGN, Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchford voiced his enthusiasm for a new “authentic” Brothers in Arms entry, claiming that the endeavor was still in its “early stages” and that “extra help” was still being pursued, though he expects things to happen fast in the near-future.
“I think the next Brothers in Arms game has to be authentic and we have been working on that,” Pitchford mused. “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.
Originally published by Ubisoft, the series saw eleven entries on PC, Mac, and mobile platforms. It’s unknown who would publish a new Brothers in Arms ever since the series fell to Gameloft with Brothers in Arms 3 on Android, i0S, and Windows phone. Gearbox’s notably faced a string of scandals over its work with Sega on 2013’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, which came under fire due to allegations of illegally siphoning off funds towards 2012’s Borderlands 2.
“Sadly it takes a lot of resources, energy and money to do what must be done, so it’s not something I feel I could completely do alone,” Pitchford continued. “I need good partners for it, so we’ve been talking to great folks but it’s really putting all that together that’s the limiting factor. Once we put all the partnerships together in terms of publishing, collaborators and creatives, we can talk about it.’
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