Epic Decide Against Bulletstorm 2
Written Tuesday, April 10, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Looks like we won't be seeing Bulletstorm 2 any time soon. A sequel was in development at People Can Fly, but the project was ditched by Epic.

That's according to president Mike Capps. He said that "initial development" on a follow-up to the over-the-top shooter had begun, but Epic decided that People Can Fly should work on something else.

"We thought a lot about a sequel," said Capps, "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 continued, "We haven't announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon."

Epic's decision is likely due to Bulletstorm's modest performance at retail. Capps' has already admitted that the EA published game didn't sell particularly well.

"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."

[via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by The Cosmic Suff
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 03:31:20 AM
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A real shame. Bulletstorm is one of the most entertaining
FPS games this gen.

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Comment #2 by BigApe101
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 03:44:53 AM
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^^^@1 NO it was terrible not entertaining at all LOL

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Comment #3 by Butch
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 04:00:11 AM
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The first one was fun, but does there need to be a sequel?

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Comment #4 by nintendo64X
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 04:01:23 AM
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That is his opinion, not yours or mine.

I tried it, the story and ingame discussions were rubbish (but so is duke nukem's one liners in this day and age) BUT the gameplay rewards the quick thinkers who are creative, for trophy hunters and those who play seriously online this will be a doubled edged sword, I've heard horror stories of people trying to rack up highscores online only for randoms to just straight up kill and not go for points...

It was an interesting concept to say the least.

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Comment #5 by kid_Jump94
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 04:15:40 AM
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Ihate to say this but remeber the days when games were made for entertainment of the fans and not purply based on money, i mean he said it himself it was successful, so you think well make a even better game then? but it wasnt successful enough... well i enjoyed it to say the least and id of loved to see them go all out for a sequal and have a little faith in it, but *sigh*

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Comment #6 by BaRtMaN2466
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 06:00:40 AM
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It is a shame, Bulletstorm was a lot of fun

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Comment #7 by crymsonglacius
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 06:51:00 AM
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I just picked it up and am loving it. Would I have paid more than $19.99 for it and been okay? probably not, but its still a very fun game.

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Comment #8 by JoBot 8000
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:15:24 AM
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I would hope to see Bulletstorm 2 one day, the first was a really fun, different take on the genre and I really loved it. I would hope that if they do release it one day, they would add more meat to the campaign, it was over quite quickly.

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Comment #9 by YurtleTehTurtle
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:53:26 AM
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I agree with #3, the first game was great and in some ways a breath of fresh air however sometimes games/movies etc don't need a sequel which more often than not only dissapoints and sours the memory of the first one.

Lets let the devs move on to another IP and leave Bulletstorm to be fondly remembered as the cult (if not commercial) success it was.

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Comment #10 by Flyingdutchmaster
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:58:00 AM
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Jazz Jackrabbit would be awesome.

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Comment #11 by Darthtoxicity
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 08:49:40 AM
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The last quote in the article is so heartless. Basically, it says "Yeah, we know a lot of people liked it, but we didn't make enough money from it so we're not going to make another one."

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Comment #12 by crapstain101
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 09:22:10 AM
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Well that's a bummer, Bulletstorm was a blast and I would love to have another one

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Comment #13 by gaviota1195
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 09:31:19 AM
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Really want to see Bulletstorm 2. The ending just leaves me with tons of questions. The game just needs some polishing, some new features in single player and multiplayer and we are good to go. But I would be really sad if it didn't because this game has a very unique style of playing.

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Comment #14 by tobyrabbit
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 09:45:53 AM
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"Waggleton P Tallylicker"

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Comment #15 by shaggy7935
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:04:49 AM
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good news to me. bulletstorm got boring half an hour in and wasnt really a multiplayer to keep me enertained. i know epic can do better

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Comment #16 by FatalKrouzer
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:07:44 AM
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@2 Not everything is COD bro.

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Comment #17 by AverySegaw
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 12:17:32 PM
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Umm...let's see. You talked shit about the best-selling games, hyped up your game to be something extraordinary, then offered something mediocre on the same release day as Killzone 3, which is also a FPS. I think we could do without another mediocre shooter on the market.

As for that last comment in the article about sales and EA, it makes since that EA expects better. EA publishes many games that sell multimillion copies, so I'm sure they don't like it when a game doesn't reach their standard of sales.

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Comment #18 by Blaze Naruto Shippuden
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 12:20:48 PM
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Bulletstorm is a great and hilarious game. It may have had a boring repetitive multiplayer but the true masterpiece was the single-player campaign. The only downside is that the game didn't generate enough money to produce a sequel for the developers hard efforts put into the game. It's a real shame, but one day I hope they make Bulletstorm two. I'll buy it day one.

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Comment #19 by Puppet Master
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:14:03 PM
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Didn't even know they were thinking of making a second. Oh well I did enjoy the first which is a rarity for FPS games since I find most to be unplayable.

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Comment #20 by TheJokersWild21
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 05:55:16 PM
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I honestly would have endulged in a BulletStorm 2. I thought the first one was great and was looking forward to a second. Well, if it's not going to happen, it's not going to happen. But a second would be nice if they played their cards right.

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Comment #21 by TheJokersWild21
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 05:57:12 PM
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And although I agree with them when they say BulletStorm didn't get as many players and sales as they may have liked, BulletStorm 2 would have still had some new players and probably a majority of the players that played number 1.

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Comment #22 by StealthBlade98
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 07:03:16 PM
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I hope they'll go back to this game for a sequel maybe next gen. The dialog was comedy gold and I loved the actors for the most part who played the characters. Steven Blum Playing as Grayson Hunt the original Wolverine from the x-men animated series in the 90's was my favorite growing up. The gameplay was definitely a bit fresh for a shooter, i think the coop really did annoy alot of players though. It was basically a wave after wave just to do challenges with moves.

I'll keep hoping they will make a sequel one day :)

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Game Info
People Can Fly
Electronic Arts


US February 22, 2011
Europe February 25, 2011
Japan February 24, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Mature
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