Epic Games buys Gears of War: Judgment dev People Can Fly

Monday, 13th August 2012 12:29 GMT By Dave Cook

Gears of War: Judgment developer People Can Fly has just been bought by Epic Games, further to this morning’s announcement that the studio has lost some key staff.

Epic’s acquisition of the Polish developer – which was also responsible for 2011 shooter Bulletstorm – was reportedly the catalyst for three key staff members quitting the studio.

The studio’s top brass Adrian Chmielarz was among those who left, taking to Twitter to reassure fans that Gears of Judgment won’t be affected by the departures, “Gears fans, you’re going to love Judgment. It’s in great hands. And don’t worry, you’ll hear about my plans soon enough.”

Speaking with Polygon, Epic’s Mark Rein stated, “We doubled down on People Can Fly. It was something we always hoped to do.”



  1. Ali

    2011 shooter not 2009. Didn’t Epic buy em a year earlier ?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Just bought them today apparently , that’s what caused the three key staffers to bail.

    I forgot to change that 2009 from my draft. Thanks for spotting ;)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    I guess their job on Gears was very good ?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. hives

    Chmielarz and other 2 guys probably didn’t want to end up making sequels over and over again :P Good for them that they left. Maybe we’ll get proper Painkiller “spiritual sequel”.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    Huh, I thought they already owned them =/

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    #4 that and Bulletstorm 2,i did love bulletstorm,or does epic hold the rights to that title?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @5 not in full. They owned part of them. Now they own the majority of shares.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    @7 – oh right I see, thanks.

    @6 – probably Epic, especially now that they just bought them.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Epic are getting big now. How many devs do they have now? 4 studios?

    Maybe they’ll be push towards publishing in the future like Bethesda.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @4: We’re talking about people can fly here. The only games they produced prior to Gears is the Painkiller series. So i doubt they’d be sick of producing sequels.

    #10 2 years ago

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