Bulletstorm Could Live On With A Sequel, Gearbox Notes

by Robert Workman


Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition had a hell of a showing at PAX East this past weekend, with a booth that drew in thousands of players interested in seeing the remastered game. But we could be seeing more of it, depending on the success of its release. 

Speaking with DualShockers, Gearbox’s public relations manager Vincent Slaven noted that the franchise could live on, depending on the success of the original game. He noted that the developers at People Can Fly “want to do more” with the series.

The re-release will serve as a way to see if “people still want Bulletstorm”, and if the current gaming market will “be more receptive” when it comes to the brutal (yet humorous) nature of what the game has set to serve up.

So could we see Bulletstorm 2 eventually make the rounds? Slaven noted that “there is probably gonna be an option for a Bulletstorm 2 following this,” as the company see how well it does.

The original Bulletstorm came out back in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it didn’t fare as well as expected, mainly because Electronic Arts put minimal advertising behind the title (it wasn’t sure how to really market it). However, it became a cult classic with many players, prompting interest in Gearbox re-publishing it for a new generation of players to enjoy – and with additional content like Echo Maps and the inclusion of the legendary game character Duke Nukem, who we discussed in our hands-on preview of the game.

Hopefully, we’ll see more success for Bulletstorm this time around, now that there’s more of an interest in competitive play (with the scoring system), and Duke Nukem is around to mix things up this time around, alongside the previous characters in the game. We’ll see how it all comes together when Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition releases on April 7th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.