Epic’s pulp shooter Bulletstorm failed to turn a profit, president Mike Capps has revealed. Even though it had the awareness and advertising, the game “didn’t make money for us,” he puts is simply.
Still, the game’s existence is not a regret, Capps tells Kotaku. They could’ve taken the easier route and have developer People Can Fly churn out content for Epic’s franchise of the moment, Gears of War, but that’s not what he wants for the Polish outfit. Nor for Epic.
PCF is a AAA studio, he says; “The next thing we do with People Can Fly will be great.”
Capps didn’t dive into the reasons he thinks Bulletstorm didn’t succeed commercially; was the lack of competitive multiplayer a factor, perhaps?