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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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221. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 12, 2012, 12:19 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 14:41:
Want to gain respect from everyone here?

Not really. For all your claims of sheep I think this board tends to move as a herd. Not individually, but overall tone.




As for the whole censoring the internet argument, fuck companies. There are ways to do this without involving the government. Someone posts a video of an entire movie on a website? I'm cool with having the owner of that site fined, so long as the owner and the person posting are the same. If they aren't the same? The owner has to take it down and maybe delete the user account, at least if there are repeat issues, but there's no other action to take. If the website is a commercial organization dedicated to piracy? Yeah, I can see prosecuting a guy that made millions while bragging about being a pirate.

But these aren't common things and you can't write blanket legislation that covers them without covering a billion other things. Treat these are one-off things, as they did with MegaUpload.

Go after the people pirating to profit. Leave the kid watching X-Men First Class during study hall out of it. Hell, 20 years ago he was just watching a copy he made using 2 VCRs and a rented VHS anyway.
 
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