Dead Space Isn’t Dead, But Dead Space 4 Is Not In Development
Dead Space 4 isn’t in development, but the series isn’t dead. At least, that’s what EA claims.
Speaking to Eurogamer, EA Games Label chief Patrick Soderlund explained that the Dead Space series remains alive, but no studio is presently making any games set in the franchise. Its key developers, Visceral, are said to be working on something completely different.
“I wouldn’t say it’s [Dead Space franchise] cancelled at all,” Soderlund said.
“Dead Space remains a brand that is close to Electronic Arts’ heart. It’s been a great brand for us done by a very passionate team.
“Is that team working on a Dead Space game today? No they’re not. They’re working on something else very exciting. You have to think of it from that perspective. Is it better to put them on the fourth version of a game they’ve done three previous versions of before? Or is it better to put them on something new that they want to build, that they have passion for?
Soderlund says that while Dead Space isn’t dead, there’s no telling whether there will be another game set in the series. We can only hope that we won’t have long to wait for them to resume the franchise.