Randy Pitchford explains why Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is not offered for free to existing PC owners

With the release of BioShock 1/2 Remasters and Darksiders Remaster, PC gamers expected the upcoming release of the Bulletstorm Remaster to be available for free. However, that won’t be the case here. According to Gearbox, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition will be a full-priced game on the PC, and Randy Pitchford explained why.

As Pitchford claimed, it is impossible to offer this remastered version of Bulletstorm for free to all existing owners of Bulletstorm as the games are being released by different publishers for different platforms. Not only that, but Gearbox does not own the rights for Bulletstorm, something that – according to Pitchford – prevents them for giving it away for free.

Naturally, some gamers mentioned Darksiders’ remaster to Pitchford, who then explained that THQ Nordic was able to offer it for free because it had already acquired the rights of Darksiders. Gearbox, on the other hand, is simply publishing Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, and does not own the rights of the franchise.

In case you’re wondering, People Can Fly owns the rights of Bulletstorm.

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