Bulletstorm 2 cancelled, Epic found a “better fit” for PCF

Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly once worked on a follow-up to its mouthy first-person shooter. But no more.

Even though the studio would “love” to return to the franchise, Bulletstorm 2 has been cancelled, parent Epic Games has told GameSpot.

Says president Mike Capps: “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. We haven’t announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon.”

“I’d love to go back [to Bulletstorm],” he added. “I think there’s more to do with Bulletstorm. Heck, it kind of ended wanting more. I’d love to see another project, but right now we don’t have anything to talk about.”

Capps calls the first game’s sales “good, but not amazing,” and blames the poor performance of the PC version largely on piracy: “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.”

News on what People Can Fly is up to next has to wait a bit then, though the studio has been rumored to have begun work on a Gears of War prequel trilogy. More on that here.