Bulletstorm developer, People Can Fly, was just purchased by Epic Games officially. The studio worked in tandem with Epic prior to the purchase on the foul-mouthed skillshot FPS before, however the studio was never actually owned outright by the Raleigh-based developer. That has since changed, but not at a cost. People Can Fly lost three developers in the process of moving to Epic, including creative director Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki.
While some might have wondered whether or not the departures were the result of bad blood or conflicting emotions on the move, Kotaku reported that the developers were simply leaving to pursue other career opportunities. Adrian Chmielarz posted on his Twitter that Gears of War Judgment is still entirely intact, and will be a pleasure for Gears fans to play. With the recent departure of Epic’s Rod Fergusson, it’s still unknown who will be executive producer on the upcoming Gears of War prequel. While Epic Games and People Can Fly are still more than capable of delivering an incredible experience worthy of the fan service it essentially emulates, it’s always a bit worrying how a game will remain on track for release when such senior developers jump ship during production. Time will tell just how well Judgment turns out, but we’re still hopeful for the game’s success.