Bulletstorm 2 Shelved In Favour Of “Better” Project

Bulletstorm 2 Shelved In Favour Of “Better” Project

Epic Games have decided People Can Fly’s time is better spent elsewhere.

Those hoping for a sequel to Bulletstorm had better gear themselves up for disappointment. Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, told Gamespot at PAX East that the OTT First Person Shooter is unlikely to get a follow up anytime soon.

“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 said. “We haven’t announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon”

Capps didn’t rule out returning to Bulletstorm sometime in the future. “I’d love to go back [to Bulletstorm],” he said. “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.”

So what was the reason behind putting the Bulletstorm franchise on the back burner? “From a sales perspective it was good, but not amazing. I think EA was hoping we’d do better”, Capps explained. “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”

So there you go. Disappointing sales, crappy ports and dirty thieves mean no more Bulletstorm for the foreseeable future. At least People Can Fly are working on something new that could potentially be more exciting.

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