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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Iurand wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 09:35:
"We did crappy console port, but it's your fault thieves! BTW don't forget to buy our new PC exclusive game. We love you, thieves."

I'm so excited.
I appreciate that you rephrased it, and liked the way you rephrased it.

wtf_man wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 09:47:
if the game sucks... those "pirated copies" were most likely NOT lost sales.
Yup. In fact, that is the primary reason for why a game would be downloaded illegally--because there was no demo, trial, or realistic(extended) trial. Since publishers--such as EA--have fucked over so many people in so many years now, then more and more people would rather download/trial before buy. Yes, pirates--believe it or not--will buy it after they pirated it.

Elessar wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 10:09:
Yeah, let's not consider that it not selling well is YOUR fault. We'll automatically blame the consumers and then punish them for it.
This is exactly what happens in every company/corporation. Management will never recognize or admit to their own faults. Even in a small office, the Boss will never admit that things are sloppy, unorganized, etc. even if the Boss was smacked in the face with evidence of the fact, the Boss would still not recognize, or admit.

Darks wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 10:20:
Then you missed out, it was on sale during Christmas, I belive i picked it up for 5 dollars.
According to this thread so far, I don't think he's missing out. Shitty stuff will go on sale because the company needs to make SOMETHING off it, so, they might as well price it at $5. So, you purchased a piece of junk--supporting the company--for $5. Good for YOU!

Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 11:03:
As for where millions come from, go to a major torrent site and look and see how many downloaded the game.
Is that your research? Looking at the download #s of torrents? lol.

Person downloading a torrent does not mean that person will extract/play the torrent. If they play it, it's because they are doing a trial first, then they will buy it. Also know that a lot of pirating is merely collecting, and not actually playing--and/or spreading--it.

Chromius wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 11:13:
To the people buying the whole "Piracy is huge thing" you are brainwashed, piracy is made out to be much larger than it actually is, these people go to their board meetings and tell them this is why they failed, when in reality it is not the issue, Piracy is the "Get out of jail free card".
Exactly. Management proposes dumb idea; co-workers disagree, but agree--to keep their jobs; project fails; management blames the workers; workers pull out green card excuses, to keep their jobs.

Chromius wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 11:20:
Oh and yeah they do not want you to to dl it and try it, they want you to digitally purchase it or physically purchase it and have NO way to return it when you figure out its a crappy PC port.
Yup. Corporations have found a way to make it impossible for you to return a game once you've played it once. All the more reason to pirate the game first, trial it, before you buy it.

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God, corps are so dumb/evil. Blaming piracy with no evidence, and getting away with it(by receiving tax cuts on claimed losses). lol.
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