Gearbox’s oft-ignored Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 has not been cancelled, studio gaffer Randy Pitchford has confirmed. In fact, development on the Inglourious Basterds-inspired shooter is “going great” according to the executive.

Speaking with CVG, he explained:

The game has evolved, I think people are going to be surprised by what they'll see, and it's still evolving. One of the reasons why we're not talking about it now is that it's evolving and we need to make further changes before we can start talking about it.

The title was first announced way back in 2011, but has been overlooked ever since. That silence has prompted countless rumours regarding the status of the project. But Pitchford insists that the game is alive and well – Gearbox just has more immediate titles to discuss right now.

He added:

Borderlands 2 ships in September, so we're spending most of our time talking about that, and Aliens: Colonial Marines comes out after that in February. I might come around to talk about Furious 4 between the releases of Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, but certainly I won't before the release of Borderlands 2.

Man, Gearbox is busy.