The prototype for People Can Fly's profanity-laden shoot-and-kick-em-up, Bulletstorm, began as a third-person shooter, and at one point added cover-based attacking. Speaking with OXM, producer Tanya Jessen said the early gameplay was "completely different than it is now," revealing that Bulletstorm has transformed from "a third-person shooter to a cover-based first-person shooter to a non-cover-based first-person shooter."
"We actually went through lots of iterations of how cover could work really well in a first-person shooter," Jessen explained. "But when it came down to it, once we started to see how great some of the weapons were coming along, we felt the core of Bulletstorm is the face of the enemy and the player figuring out what to do. So in that case, cover-based combat didn't really work so well." It's all good -- we're sure Gears 3 will have it ... covered.
Set in a futuristic utopia, an elite peacekeeping force thwarts the rumblings of civil war. But deception within the ranks has caused two members of the most feared unit to strike out on their own. Now stranded on an abandoned paradise, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato find themselves surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh eating gangs. They survive on two objectives: get off the planet alive and extract revenge on the man who sent them there. As Grayson Hunt, players wield an arsenal of over-the-top combat moves and outrageously large guns that feed into Bulletstorm.