There's going to be a new Brothers in Arms game - is the WW2 shooter back?

It was just a matter of time. The modern era is dead, futuristic shooters are seeming a little played out, cartoon blasters like Overwatch and Battleborn have that market sewn up - so let's snap the elastic band of game history back to its starting position. Gearbox will be making a new Brothers in Arms game, and I'm willing to bet it'll be the first of a few new WW2 titles we see popping up.

Speaking to IGN at the Develop conference, Gearbox head honcho, Randy Pitchford announced that the game was in the planning stages and, like the new Duke Nukem, the company is looking for a co-developer:

"I think the next Brothers in Arms game has to be authentic and we have been working on that. 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... It’s not something I feel I could completely do alone. 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... I feel like I’m on the brink of it, but we’re not quite there yet. Once it happens development will really take off and then sometime after that - if we don’t completely kill ourselves - we’ll announce."

The last time we heard from the Brothers in Arms series, it was for the 2011 announcement of Furious 4, a title that has since had the BiA tag removed, and one of its characters nabbed for Battleborn. I'm fairly sure we're more likely to see this new game popping up before Furious 4 by this point.

Joe Skrebels
Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.