But that it's not ready for a big announcement. Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford made the sorta announcement when speaking to Geoff Keighley at E3, noting that the in-development game will be published by Gearbox. And that it will be an authentic, strategic, Brothers in Arms experience.
The announcement comes at the half-way point of the clip.
It's not ready to make the big announcement, but we've had in development for some time a new Brothers in Arms game. It's authentic, it's got Sergeant Baker, it is the Brothers in Arms game that we all want to make, and we're doing it under our publishing label. I was really grateful when Ubisoft jumped in to help publish the original Brothers in Arms games, but as that relationship matured, I think for them they just thought the game looked pretty cool, and it was sort of a side-bet, and it turned out to be a big franchise and it became important to their business. And as that was true then they got more and more involved, and I think their interests with it were different from what we think Brothers in Arms is. We own the IP but we worked that out so that it's free and clear with Gearbox and now we can do the authentic game that Brothers in Arms fans really want. We haven't gotten to the point where we really are ready to announce it, but I think Brothers in Arms has always been strong because of its unique tactical gameplay. It's not just a raw shooter there's a lot more too it than just the skill test. But there's also a storytelling element, and we're really pushing that to new places. And our experience working with Telltale on the Tales [From the Borderlands] series has taught us that you can actually make gameplay out of storytelling and you can have that be really engaging.
That last bit is interesting, and definitely a good thing because being able to takeaway any sort of narrative guidance from a story as good as the one found in Tales From the Borderlands will be a plus. It's been a while since we've heard anything about Brothers in Arms, which first rose to fame during the time of the WWII shooter. Hopefully we get to hear more about it soon.