Gearbox working on new Brothers in Arms game

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Borderlands developer Gearbox Software is still working on a new ‘authentic' Brothers in Arms game.

That's according to studio boss Randy Pitchford who – speaking with IGN at Develop: Brighton – said that the game was in the early stages on development.

The Brothers in Arms series has been seen fairly regular updates. The last entry was last year's Gameloft's Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War for iOS and Android.

The last 'pure' console title was 2008's Hell's Highway, published by Ubisoft. 2008's Double Time came to the Wii, alongside iOS.

That's not the only game series has spoken about at Develop: Brighton. On Wednesday, he said that that Gearbox was keen to make another Duke Nukem game.

"I think the next Brothers in Arms game has to be authentic and we have been working on that," Pitchford told IGN. "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.

"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. 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.

"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. But we're in the incubation phase with the next one there, for sure."

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