Epic: Bulletstorm “didn’t make money,” for the firm, but it has no regrets

Saturday, 23 July 2011 15:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, has said People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm “didn’t make money” for the firm, but neither he nor the rest of the company have any regrets regarding the shooter.

Speaking with Kotaku, Capps said despite lackluster sales for the title: “The studio has shipped AAA content. The next thing we do with People Can Fly will be great.”

Bulletstorm released in February of 2011, and landed at number seven on the NPD charts, with Cowen and Compnay’s Doug Creutz stating it moved 279,000 units for the month.

Around the same time as the game’s debut, a controversial Fox News segment singled out Bulletstorm among others as being perpetrators of violence and even rape.

Capps said the segment “probably helped sell more units,” than keep folks from buying as was Fox’s intent.

At GDC Europe next month, Capps will deliver a keynote titled:”Size Doesn’t Matter: How Epic Brings AAA Attitude to Every Game, from Gears of War 3 to Infinity Blade.”