As it nears its February release, the Bulletstorm tentacles are now stirring up the ire of some gamers. Exclamations have begun to follow the title like the wake of a destructive, yet increasingly legendary, water monster. While they may not be as grand as “holy, maelstrom!” exclamations, they are definitely curt ones like “dammit!”.
The ire comes from last Friday’s press by People Can Fly, Epic Games and EA. The announcement has the Bulletstorm demo releasing on XBox LIVE Marketplace Worldwide and Playstation Network North America on January 25. Plastation 3 owners in Europe will have to wait a day. That day of waiting is not the problem, however.
The boat gets rocked when the announcement omits the fact that PC gamers don’t get to share in the demo’s gory goodness. Leave it up to Epic’s design director Cliff Bleszinski to rub it in their faces, making People Can Fly, Epic and EA seem like yeasty scallywags. Tweets Mr. Bleszinski, “BULLETSTORM DEMO COMING TO 360/PS3 JANUARY 25th. In other news, PC gamers are grumpy about this.” What followed for four days were responses like, “Cliffy B is officially a dick” and “Pirate_mode_activated”.
What will PC gamers be missing come next week when the EA/Epic/People Can Fly demo comes out? The following Bulletstorm ‘Skillisode’ may shed some light.