For a while, the developers of Painkiller and Bulletstorm operated under Epic Games, as Epic Games Poland. They’re the folks responsible for the last, tepid, Gears of War game, Judgment. They’ve now been let loose from under Epic’s thumb, ready to inflict their brand of games on the world again as People Can Fly.
Right now, they’re still doing work for Epic games, helping on the engine that’ll soon power everything, Unreal Engine 4. They’re also working with Epic on Fortnite. But they’re now back to being an independent studio. Hooray!
“We, as a People Can Fly team, are extremely excited about new possibilities ahead of us,” said Studio head Wojciechowski. “We’re going to work on a new game, while continuing to partner with Epic and use UE4. We’re grateful to Tim [Sweeney, Epic Games Founder and CEO] and the whole Epic team for our long and successful collaboration.”
They’ll also be working on a new game of their own which they’ve suggested may, perhaps, be a shooter.
“Our DNA is AAA shooters and we’ve just started a journey to bring you our new game. So please stay tuned!”
While I’m hardly one to request sequels, I’d very much like sequels to both Bulletstorm (an IP that People Can Fly owns) and to Painkiller, because nothing beats impaling bad guys with stakes, and guns that shoot shurikens and lightning.
While Painkiller did end up getting a sequel by way of Hell and Damnation, it was developed by The Farm 51 and failed to live up to the standards set by its predecessor.
Last Updated: June 25, 2015