Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgement and Painkiller developer, People Can Fly has returned to independent status from Epic Games and has confirmed that the studio is working on a new project.
Along with the new found independence, People Can Fly has also acquired the Bulletstorm IP.
When Epic Games bought the studio in November of 2013, it was renamed to Epic Games Poland. However, the studio has announced that it will return to its original name, logo and roots as an independent studio.
Studio director Sebastian Wojciechowski continues to lead People Can Fly. The studio is actively contributing to Unreal Engine 4 and Epic’s upcoming game, Fortnite, and is also using the engine for an entirely new unannounced game.
Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney commented on the studios involvement with Epic
We’ve been honored to work with this brilliant group of programmers, artists and designers throughout their history: first as a partner using the Unreal Engine, then as a studio within Epic, and now once again as an independent company.
The process of returning to independence began after the studio finished Gears of War: Judgement but continued to work with Epic Games on titles like Unreal Tournament and Infinity Blade 3. The overall goal of returning to independence was the desire to create its own games again.