Epic boss Mike Capps has confirmed that Bulletstorm is on hold after a disappointing sales performance.
Capps told Gamespot that Epic “thought a lot” about a sequel to the 2011 shooter.
“I’d love to go back. I think there’s more to do with Bulletstorm,” he said.
“Heck, it kind of ended wanting more. I’d love to see another project.”
The executive admitted some initial development work had been completed, but said sales didn’t match expectations.
“From a sales perspective it was good, but not amazing. I think EA was hoping we’d do better,” he said, adding that he felt the game did very well critically.
The PC version in particular did quite badly, with Capps shifting some of the blame off the highly criticised port.
“It didn’t do very well on PC and I think a lot of that was due to piracy. It wasn’t the best PC port ever, sure, but also piracy was a pretty big problem,” he claimed.
So much for Bulletstorm 2, then, but developer People Can Fly isn’t twiddling its thumbs.
“We found a project that we thought was a better fit for People Can Fly. We haven’t announced that yet, but we will be announcing it pretty soon,” Capps revealed.