The next question is who’s making it, and it’s not necessarily Epic Games. The company purchased a majority stake in Painkiller developer People Can Fly in 2007, and released Bulletstorm through Electronic Arts in early 2011. I deeply loved the mechanics in Bulletstorm, but the sales were disappointing and a sequel was canned. People Can Fly’s next project has yet to be announced, and Epic Games is keeping mum on any connection to this game.
When asked this morning, Epic Games was unsurprisingly cagey.
“No additional details are available at this time,” said the studio in a statement.
Either Epic Games and the internal team who made the other Gears of War games are making this new one--or they aren’t. It’s an easy question to answer, and if the company isn’t prepared to say one way or the other, I’m willing to bet money People Can Fly’s logo will show up at the Microsoft press conference next week.
It helps that People Can fly creative director Adrian Chmielarz was chattering about the cover on Twitter.
We’ll be at E3, obviously, and the Microsoft press briefing starts on Monday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m. PST.