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EA picks up Epic's Bulletstorm

New IP from Epic and People Can Fly due in 2011

EA has announced it is to publish new Epic title Bulletstorm, a first-person shooter the Gears of War studio is developing in conjunction with Poland-based developer People Can Fly.

The game will be released onto PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2011.

"Bulletstorm is the kind of game we love to make because it's pure, unadulterated entertainment," said Epic Games president Michael Capps.

"People Can Fly has created a wildly fun first-person shooter that looks gorgeous running on the latest Unreal Engine 3 technology, and the skillshot system is a welcome addition to the genre. We can't wait to see how everyone reacts to seeing Bulletstorm."

"We're very excited to work with Epic Games and People Can Fly on this new project. The first time we laid eyes on Bulletstorm, we instantly knew this is going to be the next big hit from these two great studios delivering yet again an entirely new experience for shooter fans," added senior VP and GM of EA Partners, David DeMartini.

The game will tell the story of a futuristic confederation protected by an elite band of mercenaries, with players stepping into the shoes of one soldier called Grayson Hunt.

Epic is also expected to announce Gears of War 3 imminently, via an appearance from designer Cliff Bleszinski on the Jimmy Fallon show set to happen in the US tonight.

The game was unofficially outed last week by an Xbox Live dashboard advert that stated the game would be released in April 2011.

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Latest comments (3)

Kieran MacGough Studying Computer Games Design & Programming, Staffordshire University10 years ago
Hate EA as publishers. They destroyed C&C4 and BF:BC2 for PC. C&C4 with no base building, need internet to play single player is just a big no-no. BF:BC2 PC version was just totally unfinished. Glitchy graphics, bad servers, constant disconnects. Let's just hope they don't destroy another title.
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Andrew Clayton QA Weapons Tester, Electronic Arts10 years ago
EA has had a history of problems, but don't discount them just yet. They're an excellent publishing company. They may not have the guidance to develop great games, but there are dozens of excellent titles that they've published and marketed extremely well. It's all up to the developers really.
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Neil Alphonso Lead Designer, Splash Damage Ltd10 years ago
EAP and EA are not quite the same beasts.
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