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Bulletstorm “most successful new IP” of its launch year

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 22:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bulletstorm is considered a flop, but People Can Fly has claimed it was the most successful new property in its launch year.

“That was the most successful new IP that year,” told lead level designer Wojciech Madry Edge.

Bulletstorm released in Febryary 2011; it’s not clear if Madry is referring to calendar 2011 or FY 2012, and it’s also not obvious whether he means industry-wide or just at EA.

The port notes that Bulletstorm sold under 1 million copies and was a commercial failure.

“I think that any time you’ve done your best and read the critical excitement but it doesn’t translate into financial success, you feel that maybe there’s something you could have done differently,” Madry added.

“The problem is, like with the movie industry, the most money is made by [sequels]. In the end we did everything we could to make a great game, a game that we would want to play, and there’s nothing we were ashamed of or wanted to change. We did everything we could.”

The full feature is an interesting account of Epic Games’ buyout of People Can Fly; hit the link above for more.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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8 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Great game, was gutted there was no chance of a sequel and they had to make a crappy Gears sequel instead.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ThatGamerGuyHezron

    It’s boringgggg

    #2 1 year ago
  3. nollie4545

    It was repetitive and crap. No real creativity there I’m afraid.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Professor Zoom

    It was a great game, more humorous and innovative than GOW, a sequel would be welcomed, but the graphics and the story was kinda weak. And just kicking and leashing enemies was getting kinda monotonous after some acts, I would’ve liked to see some opportunities to upgrade your abilities instead of just upgrading weapons and buying ammo. I’d also want Fortnite to the 360, so people can be able to play it on the big screen instead of just making it a PC exclusive.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Obernox

    It was a fun game, really enjoyed the skill shot system, it added some depth. Would like to see a sequel.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. bpcgos

    I just played this game lately despite have been bought it 1.5 years ago.

    Nice game, enjoyable shoot a fest with skill (hear that COD, SKILL!!) that didn’t pretend to be something else (to hell with the story BTW).
    If you like this kind of game, play the latest Call Of Juarez Gunslinger.

    @professor zoom,
    If you just kicking/leashing your enemies and then shoot it, then you surely lose half of the fun. Shoot his leg to cripple the enemy first, leash him towards you and then kick him out of the platform while aiming at his head/leg, You will get triple point just for that (gotcha+Legless/headshot+freefall)
    After completing the skill list, Its quite fun to find your own skill combination because the game will still recognize it :D

    #6 1 year ago
  7. darthroseman

    Regardless of whether you liked the game or not, if what he says is true, this is sad. People complain about never getting anything new, but the original IP to sell the most in the year of its release was considered a flop. So, nothing else of an original IP outsold it, regardless of quality. *sigh* AAA titles, ruining everything. Thank goodness for indies at least taking risks.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. FuntimeBen

    Holy crap! I forgot I own this game and haven’t downloaded it yet on XBL! Yikes.

    #8 1 year ago

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