Bulletstorm Dev Working on Mysterious Game for Epic
During PAX East, Epic Games’ Mike Capps revealed that while a sequel to last year’s Bulletstorm was under consideration for developer People Can Fly, but that a different project was found for the Polish studio that better suits them, says a post on Gamespot.
“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 is quoted as saying. “We haven’t announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon.”
While news of Epic working on a PC-exclusive game has been floating around the internet since Capps mentioned it at PAX East, let’s not forget that there was news back in November that People Can Fly might be working on prequels for the Gears of War franchise.
In fact, while a post on Joystiq speculates that PCF may, in fact, be working on the aforementioned PC game, I have a feeling that won’t be the case, especially since Capps explicitly mentions how piracy of the PC version of Bulletstorm hurt that game’s sales:
“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.”
My money’s on the prequels. Why? Because there was a rumor, and because if I’m right, I’ll feel REALLY SMART.