Gearbox Software has confirmed that they've turned Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 into a new IP.
Development on the shooter continues, but the studio said during a PAX panel that Furious 4 has become so different from the Brothers in Arms franchise itself that they've decided to make it into a new IP.
President Randy Pitchford had said back in July that the game had "evolved." Brothers in Arms: Furious 4's trademark was also allowed to expire, so the news may not be too much of a surprise.
Pitchford said that dropping the Brothers in Arms title has subsequently given the development team the opportunity to test out new ideas and features.
While they did state that Furious 4 is now a new project, fans of the Brothers in Arms franchise will be treated to tributes and hints including the shooter's origins. The future of the Brothers in Arms IP itself will be discussed on Gearbox's community day come September 15.