Magic Carpet 3, Theme Hospital 2, Populous 4, Dungeon Keeper 3/4 possible with Bullfrog games revival on the way
It is possible that we may see some new Bullfrog Production sequels such as a new Duneon Keeper, Populous 4, Theme Hospital 2, or Magic Carpet 3.
That is because Electronic Arts, the owner of the Bullfrog IPs, know that it is sitting on a potential goldmine of classics that could be re-released and/or classics that could be revived with new, modern entries. And there is great interest in such a move.
EA’s Harvey Elliot has made Bullfrog fans happy with this statement:
“For me, I love the old Bullfrog IP, it got me really passionately into games, and I’m really proud that Bullfrog is part of the heritage of Bright Light”, he said, speaking with Kikizo. “I’m personally a huge fan of Populous and Theme Park, they were some of my favourite games – many years ago, obviously – and I’d love to see both of those remade. I’m going to look at them at some point, I think there’s an opportunity to bring those back in the future, but only if it’s right for the time and not just a ‘remake’ or something. We’d need to do it in a way that’s true to the original values, but would still make a great game today.”
While I was never a classic PC game player, my brother was always huge into Dungeon Keeper. It would be great to see some of these games revived. Back in 2008, EA admitted their mistake in buying Bullfrog and Westwood Studios and suffocating them. Maybe now they can make up for those mistakes with new entries in the classic franchises.
Here is a list of classic Bullfrog Productions games
Populous II (1991)
Magic Carpet (1994)
Theme Park (1994)
Syndicate: American Revolt (1994)
Magic Carpet 2 (1995)
Syndicate Wars (1996)
Dungeon Keeper (1997)
Theme Hospital (1997)
Populous: The Beginning (1998)
Theme Park World (SimTheme Park in the US) (1999)
Dungeon Keeper 2 (1999)
Theme Park Inc (SimCoaster in the US) (2001)