Square Enix Partners With Bulletstorm Dev on a New AAA Title

Square Enix Partners With Bulletstorm Dev on a New AAA Title

What a pair.

Square Enix announced today that it will be partnering with Polish video game developers and purveyors of bullet carnage, People Can Fly, to work on a new, unannounced AAA video game project.

The news comes today via a press release announcing the partnership. People Can Fly previously developed a—what I like to call—strategic first-person shooter, Bulletstorm. Although Bulletstorm failed to become a commercial success, People Can Fly went on to co-develop several Gears of War games with Epic Games before parting ways two years ago. The unannounced AAA video game will be People Can Fly's first collaboration with Square Enix.

The press release is light on what exactly the video game project is, only that it is "high end". As it stands, People Can Fly updated their job listings page with a whole lot of new openings, so this Square Enix project is probably pretty early in development. Square Enix also confirmed this project won't be at E3.

People Can Fly is best known for Bulletstorm. A FPS starring a bunch of space mercenaries (one of them voiced by Cowboy Bebop's Steven Blum), Bulletstorm asked players to chain together gory combos for the most stylish kills. Bulletstorm recently received an HD re-release with a playable Duke Nukem pre-order, in case you weren't sure what demographic Bulletstorm was trying to appeal to.

The only project I can imagine People Can Fly working with Square Enix on is maybe another Marvel project alongside the one Square Enix, Cyrstal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal are already working on. Either that or Square Enix tapped the Polish studio to finish up the Final Fantasy 7 Remake (joking).

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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