'War Hero' Confirmed as Future Gearbox Project

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With Brothers in Arms and Borderlands developer Gearbox having recently filed for a quartet of "War Hero" trademarks, the studio today confirmed to Shacknews that the new franchise is "something down the road."

Explaining that the trademarks reveal "a bit about our interests in the development of another original intellectual property," Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford said that "we haven't even talked to any potential partners" in regards to War Hero.

"So we're certainly not ready to talk about it publicly at the moment," he noted.

Pitchford added that the studio is currently "all gaga" over its October-due shooter-RPG Borderlands, with attentions "focused squarely on kicking ass." Gearbox is also working on the long-awaited Aliens: Colonial Marines, due out no earlier than next year. In all, the studio has five projects in the works, with at least two of them remaining mysteries.

Update: Pitchford further tells us that War Hero is not among the three mystery projects currently listed on Gearbox's "games in development" page.

From The Chatty

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    June 25, 2009 11:43 AM

    so wait, they are working on three projects..even though they had a huge lay off?

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      June 25, 2009 11:47 AM

      Gearbox recently began hiring on "all projects"

      http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58436

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      June 25, 2009 11:50 AM

      Actually they're working on 5, I don't have a link however to where they say that on their site because its "under construction" right now

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      June 25, 2009 12:12 PM

      Yes. In short they brought in more worked and rehired those people back that they could.

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        June 25, 2009 7:50 PM

        That isn't true. They brought in more senior people because no one that worked there had ever really shipped a quality game. And the people they brought back were just a couple and paid them as 11 dollar an hour contract workers with no insurance.