The critical and commercial success of Epic's Bulletstorm proves "there's a market outside of Call of Duty" for FPS titles, according to the man behind rival shooter Bodycount.
Speaking to CVG last month, Codemasters game director Andy Wilson confessed Epic's similarly colourful shooter was the "acid test" to hint at how his shooter might be received later this year.
"Yeah, it is [promising]. It shows that there's a market outside of Call of Duty," Wilson said of Bulletstorm's public reception.
"It shows that there's room around those huge titles like Battlefield and Medal of Honor. It's nice to see that you can still have multi-million-selling FPS games that are not that.
"We looked at Bulletstorm and I think it's fair to say that it was a sort of 'acid test' for us. Because they were coming out first we were very interested in how they did and it's a very good sign," he added, before looking towards the other member of the "three Bs".
"Brink's the next one. Brink's even more extreme than Bulletstorm. I know it's having some critical problems at the moment but if it does well commercially then that's another one..."
In the same interview, Wilson suggested current-gen consoles are approaching their technical peak.
Bodycount strategically shoots its way through shop walls on August 30 in North America and September 2 in Europe. Hit the link for the whole Bodycount chat.