Dead Space Isn’t Dead, May Return This Gen
The Dead Space franchise received a fair amount of criticism for dropping sci-fi horror for sci-fi action, but all things considered, it was still a pretty fun series.
Visceral Games general manager Steve Papoutsis agrees, and in a recent interview reiterated the point that Dead Space definitely isn’t dead. In fact, Papoutsis went so far as to say the brand was important to EA, and that he’d like to see a new sequel for the current console generation.
“Is Dead Space dead?” Papoutsis told Kotaku UK. “Not for me it’s not. I love it, the team at Visceral loves it. Having worked on it for seven years, this was a good break for us to try something different. But there’s a lot of passion about that franchise, not just from me but from others in the company, so I think it’s an IP that’s important for the company. You never know where it’s going to go… I’d definitely be excited about what it would be like on this gen.”
The latest game in the series was 2013′s Dead Space 3, which reviewed well, but didn’t ship as many copies as originally hoped. Visceral Games ended up setting the series aside to focus on the new Battlefield game, but hope remains that Dead Space could one day make a comeback. That sentiment was shared by EA’s Patrick Soderlund last year, who described the franchise as being “close to Electronic Arts’ heart”.