EA: Bulletstorm Could Land Gears Of War-Like Sales
If you're unfamiliar with the development details, it's a collaborative effort by Gears of War gurus Epic Games and their Polish subsidiary, People Can Fly. It will be published by EA and even though it's a new IP, the publisher fully expects the game to be a big hit. In speaking to Eurogamer, boss of EA's Partners Program, David DeMartin, said Bulletstorm should perform "very much like Gears on the sales charts:
"It's (a) new IP, so let's hang that around its shoulders if you will. But it's a great game. 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."
Okay, well, at least they're being semi-realistic. Call of Duty-like sales really are out of the question, and it seems they think Medal of Honor will also be pretty damn huge, too. But from what we've seen of Bulletstorm, and knowing EA will likely make sure everyone knows it's "from the makers of Gears of War, that over-the-top bit of FPS goodness could really make a big splash. For those of you looking for a ceaselessly brutal shooter that allows you to be very, very creative (and sadistic), you should definitely pay attention. This one has potential.
We'll have to see how it turns out next year. Can't wait!
Related Game(s): Bulletstorm
9/12/2010 9:36:42 PM Ben Dutka