Developer People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm was one of 2011’s fun-filled shooters that have probably taken up hours and hours of player’s’ time. It was an exciting shooter that allowed players to do a lot of crazy stuff with their characters. Despite the positive reception, there’s no word about Bulletstorm 2, but fans shouldn’t fully dismiss the idea of a sequel just yet.
On April 7 this year, players of the original game will get a chance to relive the crazy experience again with the release of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. Those who’ve yet to play the game have a chance to see what the hype is about. If this doesn’t spell good news for the fans, then wait till they hear about what Gearbox publishing thinks about a possible sequel.
Gearbox publishing’s Vincent Slaven has hinted that a sequel for 2011’s Bulletstorm is in consideration by Gearbox Software themselves. Slaven has also noted that another Duke Nukem isn’t in the plans of developer Gearbox Software just yet.
In Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, players will have access to one of the game’s pre-order bonuses, which is Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour. True to the name, the short campaign features Duke Nukem in his usual antics. Many people have commented that Bulletstorm played similarly to Duke Nukem and thus, a campaign of his was introduced in the game.
DualShockers asked whether it was a way for Gearbox Software to ease in a new Duke Nukem game. Slaven had this to say:
“But, kind of in relation to your question, 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.”
Things are definitely looking good for Bulletstorm 2, but its development will still rely on the success of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. If the rerelease does step up, then we can expect to see a sequel in the years to come.