Still waiting for Epic Games to
announce a Bulletstorm sequel? Don't hold your breath. This weekend
at PAX East, studio boss Mike Capps admitted to GameSpot that while
Epic Games has a soft spot for the over-the-top shooter, it recently
made the decision to pursue other projects.
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," said Capps. "We haven't announced that
yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon."
original Bulletstorm was well received by fans and critics (read our
10/10 Bulletstorm super review), but failed to meet publisher EA's
expectations. Capps said sales were further hampered by a
less-than-stellar PC port and online piracy, explaining, "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."
added Epic Games would love to return to the series one day, but
“right now we don't have anything to talk about”.
for Epic's future endeavours, director Cliff Bleszinski revealed to
PAX East attendees that the studio is working behind the scenes on a
PC-exclusive. As PC Gamer points out, this could very well be a new
Unreal Tournament game to coincide with Epic's new Unreal Engine 4.
Whatever it is, we predict it won't skimp on anti-piracy features.