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.

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4 Comments on Dead Space Isn’t Dead, But Dead Space 4 Is Not In Development

Michael

On June 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Great news.
But we all know they are trying to do a Survival Horror Star Wars game or something close to Star Wars besides battlefront.

Dwigt

On June 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

EA: The Dead Space franchise is alive, it’s just spending time with its friends on the Wii-U.

Sharkey

On June 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Most likely the DS team is working on Star Wars 1313, can’t imagine any other EA studio that would focus on 3rd person action/shooting with such pedigree.

Axetwin

On June 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I agree with Sharkey, they are most likely working on 1313 and from a company like Visceral, as long as they can nail the story, only good things can happen here.