Guess it should be called Alive Space, huh? No? Because the franchise isn’t dead and… nevermind. On to the story.
After disappointing Dead Space 3 sales, Electronic Arts has put the franchise back on the shelf. The franchise is officially on hiatus, according to Patrick Söderlund. There are no games in development for the series.
However, that doesn’t mean sequels aren’t possible! Electronic Arts Labels president Frank Gibeau says he still believes in the future of the franchise.
Here’s what he said to IGN.
“Yeah, that’s an intellectual property that we’ve proven that there’s an audience for. It grew from each version to the next. It launched at the very tail end of the gen 3 cycle, and if you look at games across the whole industry, whether it was Tomb Raider or BioShock Infinite or Dead Space, there were a lot of critically acclaimed games at the time. But the overall market was fairly fatigued at that point in terms of sales.
“While we’re very pleased with the quality and the direction it’s going, we have no announcements right now for further Dead Space. But it’s an IP we love and the Visceral guys have done a great job with it. There’s no reason to believe we wouldn’t visit it again.”
Visceral is currently working on a Star Wars title, as EA and Disney have a partnership on the franchise.
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