Bulletstorm came out in 2011 and was overlooked by many gamers at the time. It featured over-the-top dialogues and gameplay along with some substantial innovations to combat. For example, the energy leash and the ability to use almost everything around you to dispatch foes was revolutionary. Sadly, the game didn’t sell well and People Can Fly, despite owning the rights to the franchise, decided against a sequel.
Fast forward to 2017 and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is coming out in a few hours. The possibility of a sequel is stronger than ever because the title has a chance to shine. Speaking with DualShockers about a possible sequel, Vincent Slaven from Gearbox Publishing said:
“This Full Clip Edition is more or less a way to do that—because People Can Fly own the rights to the franchise fully—and they want to do more with it. And so they are kind of like—because game development is so expensive—they want to put this out to see like, do people still want Bulletstorm? Is there like a different climate now that would be more receptive? And if it is, there is definitely, probably gonna be an option for a Bulletstorm 2 following this. Duke Nukem 2, no, but Bulletstorm 2, I think, maybe.”
This is definitely great news for gamers who loved the original. Unfortunately, given the issues with movement and frame rate, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition may not sell that well again. While the time for such an over-the-top and outrageous game is upon us, the remaster may get the cold shoulder due to its technical problems. We’ll just have to wait and see.