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Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned

In spite of EA saying the original "under-performed," a sequel to Bulletstorm was in the works at People Can Fly before being cancelled by parent company Epic Games reports GameSpot, who hear from Epic president Mike Capps on the topic. Mike indicates they have put the Polish developer on a different project they will "be announcing pretty soon," though there is no clue if this is the recently revealed PC game Epic is planning. "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," he said. "We haven't announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon." He goes on to praise Bulletstorm and says he'd love to go back to the property, "but right now we don't have anything to talk about." Just to stir the pot a little, the story concludes with Capps' comment that sales of the PC version may have been harmed by 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."

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135. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 10, 2012, 18:16 Bhruic
 
All evidence is pointing towards that being the case. It's not just EA, Epic, Ubi or other big corps but also indies like Jeff Vogel (Spiderweb) or CD Project have expressed their dissatisfaction with rampant piracy.

Actually, there are quite a few indie developers that have been happy to have their products pirated because it gave them a great deal more exposure than they would have ever had without it.

But that's not really the point. No one is expecting that the "big corps" would be happy with piracy. But claiming that it's a "huge problem" with no evidence to back that up is just an unsubstantiated claim. Companies love to use piracy as a scapegoat for a poor selling product, overlooking the fact that good selling products have at least as much, generally more, piracy. Skyrim is still selling like the proverbial hotcakes despite the fact it's been widely available on torrents since it came out.

So when a developer says "our product didn't do well", "we did a poor PC port" and then "our product didn't do well because of piracy", there's a pretty clear disconnect there. Their product didn't do well because they couldn't convince people it was worth the price they were charging. Either because the price was too high, or the quality was too low (or a combination thereof). That is what they need to fix if they want to sell games.
 
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