When an Ubisoft dev blamed piracy for the lack of an "I Am Alive" PC port towards the end of last year, he touched a nerve with a lot of desktop gamers -- at least if the heated comments left on the article are any indication. Now, the Jolly Roger flag-waving torrent crowd has helped Epic Games decide to put the kibosh on a Bulletstorm sequel, and not just for PC gamers.
"We made a PC version of Bulletstorm, and it didn't do very well on PC and I think a lot of that was due to piracy," Epic President Mike Capps told Gamespot in an interview yesterday . "It wasn't the best PC port ever, sure, but also piracy was a pretty big problem."
Since we're talking games, it's time to bust out a protip: If you don't want people pirating your game, don't treat PC gamers like second hand citizens and toss them a half-assed console port. And while we're tossing out protips, here's one for pirates: illegally downloading PC games makes developers less likely to make more of them.
For what it's worth, Capps says that Bulletstorm's sales were "good, but not amazing" and he hopes a sequel pops up someday in the future.