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Bulletstorm 2 Was In The Works...But Not Any More

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Matt Gardner
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Bulletstorm, Epic Games, FPS games, People Can Fly

Bulletstorm 2 Was In The Works...But Not Any More

Epic Not Ruling A Sequel Out One Day

According to Epic Games's president, Mike Capps, a sequel to OTT shooter Bulletstorm was in the works, but it eventually got shelved as they moved Polish developer People Can Fly onto a new, soon-to-be-announced project.


"We thought a lot about a sequel, and had done some initial development on it, but we found a project that we thought was a better fit for People Can Fly," Capps told GameSpot at PAX East. "We haven't announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon."

Not that he's ruling out the possibility of a sequel in the future.

"I'd love to go back [to Bulletstorm]," he added. "I think there's more to do with Bulletstorm. Heck, it kind of ended wanting more. I'd love to see another project, but right now we don't have anything to talk about."

Bulletstorm sold well con consoles, but fared less impressively on PC, and Capps suggested that much of that had to do with piracy, although he acknowledge that the port could perhaps have been better.

"I think Bulletstorm was very critically successful, and I think a lot of folks really enjoyed seeing something new," he said. "From a sales perspective it was good, but not amazing. I think EA was hoping we'd do better."

"We made a PC version of Bulletstorm, and it didn't do very well on PC and I think a lot of that was due to piracy. It wasn't the best PC port ever, sure, but also piracy was a pretty big problem."

You can check out our Bulletstorm review here.

Add a comment7 comments
phil16  Apr. 10, 2012 at 14:25

Sure - blame piracy for low sales on PC. I don't pirate - reason I didn't buy it was I didn't want to spend £30 on another FPS (I recently got it on the gamestation fire sale on xbox for £3).

Doors  Apr. 10, 2012 at 15:11

Exactly Phil. I think it also sold badly because not only was it another shooter (snore) but a pants one at that as shown by how quickly the NEW price dropped on consoles

imdurc  Apr. 10, 2012 at 16:02

Oh sure, piracy was why it wasn't selling... *rolls eyes*

stevenjameshyde  Apr. 10, 2012 at 17:11

Say what you like, Bulletstorm was way more deserving of a sequel than Lost Planet 2... ah well

DivideByZero  Apr. 10, 2012 at 19:11

Yeah, I never bought this on PC due to the massively mixed reviews, most of them saying the game is pants and the fact that I already had a bunch of shooters I was already having a lot of fun with.

DivideByZero  Apr. 10, 2012 at 19:11

If games don't sell well on PC, it's piracy. If games don't sell well on consoles it's the used markets.

If games don't sell well, you are making them wrong!

fanpages  Apr. 11, 2012 at 09:21

"Bulletstorm sold well con consoles, but fared less impressively on PC, and Capps suggested that much of that had to do with piracy, although he acknowledge that the port could perhaps have been better."

con consoles? == on consoles
he acknowledge? == he acknowledged
got shelved? == was shelved

7/10 must try harder.


I think the "Bulletstorm" experience should remain as a one-off.
It didn't sell well because of the ridiculous use of gratuitous language.

Fun for 10 year olds. Just annoying for adults.

BFN,

fp.

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