People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm has been described as being full of slap-stick violence with over-the-top antics thrown in for fun.
However, some over-the-top ideas concocted for the game were just too much, and had to be cast aside.
Speaking with Xbox360Achievements, Adrian Chmielarz described one particular scene in the game where the team had to basically self-censor itself and not include a particular idea brought up during development.
“Well, as you know we have this sequence where you basically expose a mini-boss’s ass, and if you shoot him in the ass, you get the ‘fire in the hole’ skill-shot,” he said. “There was one graphic artist who actually wanted to have an effect where if you were really close, pieces of shit actually hit you in the face and I don’t even know whether we could get away with this!
“Probably not, but honestly, we were never ever censored by anybody. We do this sort of self-censoring thing, which is where it’s only funny if it’s not forced and you’re not trying too hard to be funny. So honestly, everything we wanted to do, we’ve actually done.”
This makes us wish we were a fly on wall during the development meetings.
Bulletstorm’s out in February for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.