People Can Fly wants Bulletstorm ‘to have its second life’

But CEO says any potential sequel would need to attract a bigger audience

The head of Bulletstorm maker People Can Fly has said he’d like to give the IP a new lease of life in the future.

The independent studio owns the IP rights to the FPS, which first released in 2011 before being remastered in 2017.

And in an interview with Eurogamer, CEO Sebastian Wojciechowski said he hopes the studio can return to the series again following the release of an upcoming Switch edition, which is due to be released in August.

“We want this IP to have its second life,” he said. “We’re still not sure what that means but obviously since this is our IP – we own the IP – and the IP is known and has its fans, we would like to do something about it.”

“We just need to think about how to make sure the audience will be bigger than [Bulletstorm 1’s],” he added, “and that’s something we would need to work a bit more on going forward with this IP. If we decide to ever come back to it!”

In the meantime, People Can Fly is primarily focused on Outriders, a “drop-in drop-out co-op shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe”. Unveiled at E3, the game is set to be published by Square Enix in summer 2020.

People Can Fly, which is headquartered in Poland and was once owned by Epic Games, recently opened a fourth development studio in New York, taking its headcount to over 200 staff.