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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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202. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 12, 2012, 03:56 Prez
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 17:23:
I try to be as centrist as possible, which I suppose is an agenda. In this particular case though I love games, even most games people here complain about, and want to support them being made. I don't have a customer is always right mentality, actually I tend to assume the opposite. Most people are fucking stupid.

I try to call them like I see them, but honestly I probably have a thing against blind hatred of "the man" for hatred's sake, which a lot of times is what the comment section on this website is about.

I agree with 100% of what you say. But when "the man" is lying or being disingenuous, I call him on it with all of the scorn I can muster. To say the 'piracy card' is overplayed is a massive understatement. They've ridden that wagon until the goddamn wheels fell off and kept going. There is no evidence that piracy has even a minor affect on sales. NONE. We can speculate and point to tiny,self-contained anecdotal "studies", and have enlightened ruminations all we want, but it's all just fluff and BS until we see some actual evidence. In truth, evidence is mounting that piracy has virtually no negative affect on sales at all, and in fact may actually, in the larger sense, be a positive force. The most recent case of this was posted here not too long ago - here is a link .

I admit it doesn't prove anything, and I remain strongly against the practice of taking others' hard work and not paying for it, but it certainly debunks a lot of the shit spewed by industry suits who use piracy as a crutch as to why their businesses are sagging.

This comment was edited on Apr 12, 2012, 04:25.
 
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