Bulletstorm Didn’t Make Money for Epic
Now that the dust has settled, Bulletstorm almost feels like a distant memory.
According to industry analyst Doug Creutz, Bulletstorm sold a “disappointing” 279,000 units in its first month, while receiving mostly positive reviews.
“Someone” from its publisher EA recently told Kotaku the game “under-performed,” while Epic President Mike Capps said that it “didn’t make money for us.” Even the promise of a Gears of War 3 beta invite didn’t do much to help the sales of Bulletstorm.
In our Bulletstorm review, we gave the game a score of 90/100. So what went wrong?
While we can only speculate, Mike Capps stated that he nonetheless does not regret Bulletstorm. He said Epic could have taken the easy route and let People Can Fly, the Epic-owned development studio, churn out Gears of War content instead of create Bulletstorm, but that wasn’t the direction he wanted the two studios to take.
The next thing we do with People Can Fly will be great.
With that cryptic hint of what’s to come, we can at least rest easy knowing that Epic, unlike certain other big names in the biz, aren’t all about the money.