Article written by Jim Hargreaves.
Published on 23/07/2011 at 07:22 PM.
President of Epic Games, Mike Capps has openly acknowledged that over-the-top first person shooter Bulletstorm ”didn’t make money.” Despite wowing critics with its combination of bullet surgery and points-whoring, TSA giving Bulletstorm a very respectable 8 out of 10, it was reported that the game had barely managed to scrape past 300,000 units sold within a month of release.
This hasn’t phased Epic Games however as Capps explains; it was a much more beneficial decision to assign Polish-based developer, People Can Fly, on creating a new IP instead of forcing the studio to support Gears of War 3 with additional content. ”The studio has shipped AAA content,” he said, “the next thing we do with People Can Fly will be great.”
As we all know, Bullestorm isn’t the only title which failed to draw in consumers despite critical success, as we explained at length earlier this week.