EA expects Bulletstorm to sell as much as Gears
After a brief period of silence, Electronic Art's Partners program has made a resurgence as of late, with a number of new projects recently announced.
One of the Partners games is Bulletstorm, a collaborative effort from Gears of War developer Epic Games and its Polish subsidiary, People Can Fly. The over-the-top action shooter was announced earlier this spring, and revolves around "skillshots" that challenge players to creatively dispatch enemies.
Though Bulletstorm is a new IP, EA has high hopes for the title based on its developer's heritage. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, David DeMartini, the head of EA's Partners program, said the publisher expects Bulletstorm to perform "very much like Gears" at retail.
"It's (a) new IP, so let's hang that around its shoulders if you will. But it's a great game," DeMartini explained. "Let's not call it Call of Duty or Medal of Honor massive, where I'm thinking Call of Duty maybe 15 million units, Medal of Honor maybe seven. It could be very much like Gears."
Bulletstorm is slated to release next February for all three high-definition platforms.
- Borderlands 2 writer leaving Gearbox to join Freddie Wong's RocketJump production company
- Bloodborne will be harder than Demon's Souls and features procedurally generated dungeons
- Hearthstone users pass the 75 million mark, new expansion on the way says new report
- Square Enix unveils the Final Fantasy Type-0 Collector's Edition
- Life Is Strange arrives today
- SEGA cuts jobs in the biggest strategic shift since they binned the Dreamcast
- Big new update arrives for Frozen Cortex
- Introversion's Prison Architect will see its full launch this year, mobile version announced
- Ken Levine's next game is a first-person sci-fi title