The original Brute Force was a third person shooter developed by Digital Anvil, a team that had previously worked on games such as Wing Commander and Starlancer. The sequel, Brute Force 2, was in development for Xbox 360 but soon cancelled, maybe because of the criticisms on the first game. Digital Anvil then switch to work on other cancelled games as Project Enwor and Freelancer 2. BF2 was just forgotten. Digital Anvil was officially closed down on January 31, 2006. The staff was integrated in to Microsoft Games Studio in Redmond. BF2 vanished forever.