People Can Fly is the studio behind big action shooters such as Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment. It has been recently announced that the studio has gained its independence from Epic Games, and that they are working on a new project.
People Can Fly was acquired by Epic Games in 2013. In a new post on its website, however, it was revealed that the “Warsaw-based team’s return to its original name, memorable logo, and roots as an independent studio… Ownership of the company which had been rebranded as Epic Games Poland in 2013, has returned to the local leadership to reflect the team’s desire to create their own games, a move Epic supports.”
People Can Fly studio director Sebastian Wojciechowski states: “We, as a People Can Fly team, are extremely excited about new possibilities ahead of us. We’re going to work on a new game, while continuing to partner with Epic and use UE4. We’re grateful to Tim and the whole Epic team for our long and successful collaboration.”
Epic Games Tim Sweeney adds: “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.”
According to the studio, People Can Fly began working to become independent just after completing Gears of War: Judgment. Although the studio went on to work on projects such as Unreal Tournament and Infinity Blade 3, they had the desire to create their own games again.
” To dive into the game development process that starts in your head, through concepts and design ideas, realized in prototypes and finally in the game, to inspire each other every minute, to create and iterate, was stronger than all the benefits of being a part of Epic group.”
“We are lucky that Tim Sweeney as well as Epic’s board and its executive team members are fair and honest people and allowed us to reach for our dreams.”
Hopefully we will get more information on People Can Fly’s new upcoming title soon.