It’s been a while since we heard anything about Brothers In Arms: Furious Four, Gearbox Software’s newest addition to the Brothers In Arms franchise. The game was even rumored to be cancelled when Ubisoft neglected to renew the trademark for the game’s name. Today, after Gearbox’s panel at PAX 2012, we know why.

Don’t worry, the game hasn’t been canned or anything; it has simple changed so much since it was announced at last year’s E3, that the company had decided to create a whole new IP and rename it something else (at this point it is still unknown what the new name is going to be).

“Our Pokémon has evolved,” Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford said to Kotaku. “It has different powers.”

Dropping the Brothers in Arms title allowed the creative team behind the game to experience with wacky new ideas and features, and to take the new IP places they couldn’t with the franchise’s serious and dramatic roots holding them down. Pitchford also made a comparison between the new IP and Borderlands, claiming they are both hybrids between action and something else.

We expect to hear about both this new IP, formerly known as Furious Four, and the future of Brothers in Arms during Gearbox’s community day on September 15. Be sure to stick around.

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