Sources are now confirming to us that Polish developer People Can Fly (which are developers of Bulletstorm and the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment) have been purchased by Epic Games. The news comes just hours after news of three key members of the People Can Fly team elected to depart to pursue other opportunities.
Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki are three key players that left People Can Fly prior to the news that it had been acquired by Epic. Little is known about the impact that the departures will have in both the long term and the short term, but the three were a significant driving force inside the studio. Epic has been quoted as saying that they will be helping and working with Chmielarz again. Chmielarz was the founder of People Can Fly.
Epic apparently has always wanted to acquire People Can Fly, so the move isn’t totally unexpected, according to a source claiming to know the situation.