Bulletstorm Developer People Can Fly Now Working on New Game Instead of Sequel

The sales of the original don't warrant an investment in a sequel just yet

By Andrei Dobra on April 10th, 2012 08:22 GMT

Epic Games, the owner of Polish studio People Can Fly, has confirmed that the developer is currently working on a brand new game, instead of a sequel to its first full-fledged release, Bulletstorm.

Bulletstorm came out at the beginning of last year, promising to deliver a whole new first person shooter experience, in which players were motivated to try out different “skillshots” that involved creating all sorts of unlikely scenarios and killing enemies through elaborate executions.

Sadly, while reviewers (including ourselves) most certainly loved it, sales weren’t as good as Epic or publisher Electronic Arts had hoped for.

As such, Epic Games president Mike Capps revealed that the studio is working on a whole new game, instead of a Bulletstorm 2.

"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," he told GameSpot. "We haven't announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon."

"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."

Capps admits that the concept behind Bulletstorm was great but that its sales couldn’t justify the investment made by Epic and EA.

"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."

Epic made quite a few announcements during last weekend’s PAX East conference, including the fact that it’s working on a game exclusively for the PC and that it was forced to cancel Gears of War: Exile before it was even announced to the world.
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