Gearbox Software has repeatedly made the point Brothers in Arms is different than every war game because of how seriously it takes the source material. Each game in the series is meant to tell a true-to-life story of events during World War II. Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, a potent mixture of Left 4 Dead and Borderlands, looks ripped from Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards.
When I checked out a demo of Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 this morning, the developers made it clear this did not mark the end of what had come before. Rather, this was a "test bed" for a new take on the series. The story of staff sergeant Matthew Baker isn't over, Gearbox revealed.
When we might see the next "serious" Brothers in Arms entry, however, isn't clear. Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 is scheduled for some in 2012.