Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO of the Polish team at People Can Fly, spoke with Eurogamer on the occasion of the upcoming launch of Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition about whether the company plans to create the second part of the series.
"We are, as you can see [with the remaster and the Switch version], still holding this IP deep in our hearts," Wojciechowski said. "We want this IP to have its second life. We're still not sure what that means but obviously since this is our IP - we own the IP - and the IP is known and has its fans, we would like to do something about it.
"There are no immediate plans to come back to this IP, taking into consideration our current effort on Outriders, but if we think about PCF in the longer-run, then obviously it would be awesome to come back to this IP.
Wojciechowski adds that before the studio decides to create the next part, it will be necessary to find a way to attract more players to the title. Bulletstorm was released on February 22, 2011 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Despite the great reviews and positive feedback from users, the production turned out to be a commercial failure. Six years later, a remaster of the work entitled Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition was published, which was to test the waters for a possible continuation. It's been two years since then. At the end of August this year the game will be released on the Nintendo Switch console under the name Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition.
People Can Fly is currently working on Outriders, a science fiction shooter set in a dark universe, published by the Japanese company Square-Enix. We first heard about the title in June 2017, shortly after the release of the refreshed version of Bulletstorm. The project has become much bigger and more ambitious than originally planned, forcing the publisher to delay the release date considerably. At the Square-Enix's E3 2019 conference, the first trailer of the game was presented. The launch of Outriders is planned for the summer of 2020. The title will go to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.