Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford explains why.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition surprised quite a few of us when it was showcased at The Game Awards recently. The game is a remaster of the underrated FPS from People Can Fly and Epic Games but unlike some remasters – like Skyrim Special Edition or Darksiders: Warmastered Edition – base game owners won’t be getting it for free.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said on Twitter that giving it away wouldn’t be possible because “Completely different publisher, era, platform (they were Games for Windows only), product/sku, etc.”
When one fan pointed out the case behind Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, which was a THQ game and then remastered under THQ Nordic, Pitchford said, “Different case. New owners of Darksiders captured all past/present/future rights. We’re just publishing someone else’s game.”
Finally, he noted that with regards to there being any discounts, “If that is a deal breaker for you, you should skip it.”
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is out on April 7th 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.