Fri, Mar 11, 2011 | 03:53 GMT
Capps: Fox News scandal good for Bulletstorm, bad for everyone else
Mike Capps has commented that the Fox News controversy probably boosted new IP Bulletstorm’s sales, but mourned the wider implications for the industry.
“For a game that’s over-the-top, they probably helped sell more units than they convinced people to pick at us,” the Epic Games president told Industry Gamers.
“What was most exciting about it for me [was the reaction from the media in the industry defending us]. Every journalist said this Fox report is junk… It’s wonderful to see a media that’s defending free speech.”
But Capps is concerned with more than sales of just one game.
“As for what it does for the industry as a whole I think it’s terrible. There are people who really respect Fox News’ opinions and look at that and are [convinced that video games are bad].”
Bulletstorm made a strong showing in its first month of sales, according to the most recent NPD figures.
Thanks, That Video Game Blog.