Epic: Bulletstorm hasn't been profitable

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 25, 2011 8:00am PDT

The bum-blasting Bulletstorm "didn't make money for us," Epic Games president Mike Capps has told Kotaku. All the same, Capps stands by the shooter developed by its subsidiary studio People Can Fly.

Capp explained that Epic could have simply put People Can Fly to work making content for the hugely successful Gears of War series rather than take a chance on Bulletstorm. However, he said, that's not the sort of thing Epic wants itself or People Can Fly doing. And, presumably, Epic would've been quite pleased had it ended up with a new smash-hit franchise.

"The studio has shipped AAA content," Capps said. "The next thing we do with People Can Fly will be great."

Bulletstorm was released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February, followed by two $10 downloadable content packs, in April and June. There's still plenty of time for Epic to make a little more money on the shooter, and we can't assume that Epic and People Can Fly will outright drop the Bulletstorm franchise in favor of something new.

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