Gearbox: Our WWII competitors “don’t have any characters”

Tuesday, 23rd September 2008 20:04 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking to MTV, Gearbox game director Jeramy Cooke has stuck it to Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway’s competition by saying opposing games don’t carry the weight of history or character.

“Our competition, from where I’m sitting, they just take a first-person-shooter and skin it in World War II,” he said. “They don’t have any characters. They haven’t read the history. It’s not based on anything real, other than it looks correct. To them, I think that’s just a setting.

“We’re talking about real soldiers, people from history. Certainly, there’s a lot of fiction that goes into what we do, but it has a backbone to it that gives what we do a little more clout and allows us to go places that they’re not going to go. We’re trying to do something with this topic. We think it has some merit as entertainment and education far beyond than just selling lots of boxes.”

So there we are. Reviews are coming in now. We’ll do a round-up in a tick.



  1. David

    oh no this sounds like a plea for people to buy it they must know the score’s

    #1 6 years ago
  2. reask

    I posted a few in your earlier embargo piece.
    Clocking in at about 7/10.

    average game I reckon nothing special.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Ta. I’ll grab the link in a bit.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. reask

    This was originally a day one purchase for me.

    Not now I mean what was all the delays for if not to make it special.

    #4 6 years ago

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