'Brothers in Arms: Furious 4' not canceled, 'has evolved'

Brothers in arms: Furious 4 is not canceled despite the delay and silence from the studio.

The delayed Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 is not canceled, it simply "evolved," according to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford.

Speaking to CVG, Pitchford stated he looked forward to speaking about the project "soon," in regards to its current status.

"The game has evolved, I think 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."

Furious Four was first revealed at last year's E3 and seemingly disappeared soon after. When it was revealed that Ubisoft abandoned the game's trademark in March, it was speculated the title was canceled. Polygon was later told that the nature of the trademark abandonment was due to the way Ubisoft applied for the Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 trademarks last year and not necessarily due to any change in status of the game.

Pitchford now confirms the game will not meet its initial 2012 release date.

The game's original concept featured co-op gameplay against a backdrop of World War II. According to one Ubisoft press release from 2011, the four titular characters would track down Hitler himself and use "unexpected" combat abilities to battle an experimental Nazi army.

It is unknown how much the game has shifted in focus.

When asked about the project during last month's E3, Ubisoft executive director for North America Laurent Detoc told Polygon "I'm sure you will see it again."

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