Gearbox Looking To Collaborate On New Duke Nukem & Brothers In Arms Games

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has been speaking at the Develop Conference today about two IPs that the studio is looking to revitalise with the help of collaborators. These are Duke Nukem and Brothers In Arms, with the former getting a less than impressive return in Duke Nukem Forever while the latter has kind of been gathering dust. In fact the last time we really heard about a new Brothers In Arms game was Furious 4, which itself disappeared without much acknowledgement.

On Brothers In Arms Randy Pitchford said to IGN:

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“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.

“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.”

While on the subject on Duke Nukem Randy stated that it would be good for another developer to express interest in creating a new game, allowing Gearbox to work in a partnership with them. He also says Gearbox didn’t buy the license just to finish Duke Nukem Forever, but to create other games that would be better.  Some early concepts have been drawn up but Gearbox doesn’t have the time or resources to commit fully to a project without external assistance.

Source: Eurogamer/IGN

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11 Comments

  1. Seems the idea is to make another DN Forever / Aliens Colonial Marines. Build up the hype for it. Then throw the other developers under the bus when the reviews roll in. Again. I wonder who will feel the pain this time.

  2. So that’s Duke Nukem for the PS6 then? If it comes out any time before then and isn’t shit, I’ll be most disappointed.

    Sometime around June 2030 would be my guess.

  3. Kojima & Yager are looking so maybe you know hint hint…

  4. Gearbox should learn from the Duke Nukem Forever debacle. Just have one developer make the game instead of various studios doing bits and it turning out crap.

    • But Duke Nukem Forever took so long to develop, everyone was be involved in developing it in the end.

      I’m sure there were people developing it at the end that weren’t even born when development started.

      I believe it took about 130 years. Development started in 1881 and it was original planned to be An Entertaining Card Game for the Whole Family.

      Some of that might not be true.

      • I can imagine Pitchford asking the cleaner if they knew how to use a computer “oh you do, well would you mind trying a bit of programming, please!”

      • Indeed, the chambermaids feather duster was replaced with a mouse. Even the Concierge was roped in and is out digitising 3D objects for game inclusion but knowing Alan he’s probably scanning his arse :P

  5. Oh Gearbox.. After your own outsourcing produced two terrible games in DNF and Aliens:CM, and literally a week or two after the whole Batman:Arkam Knight PC debacle (which was outsourced), you’re standing up and telling us you plan to outsource your next game?

    No. Just, no.

  6. I for one would love to go back and play as sergeant Matt Baker in Brothers in Arms.As long as they did in the style of the first one where you could plan your attack with a top down view of the map and give orders to your fireteams.

  7. i’d trust that guy about as far as i could throw him.

    and i have really weedy arms so that wouldn’t be far.

    you gotta love how he painted himself as the victim for being criticised over all the lies about ACM.

    • Agreed, can’t help but wonder if Randy believes his own ridiculous lies sometimes. I’ll never buy a Gearbox game while he’s involved.

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