EA has confirmed that the Dead Space franchise hasn’t been effectively killed off following the less than anticipated sales for Dead Space 3 which came out earlier this year. Speaking to Eurogamer, EA Games’ Patrick Söderlund told them that Visceral is currently working on a new “exciting” project and may return to Dead Space down the line. Visceral, along with DICE and Bioware are all also currently working on new entries in the Star Wars franchise, with Battlefront being the first of which to be announced.
“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?
“Will there be another Dead Space game? Who knows? Have we killed it? No, of course not. But right now that dev team is focused on something else that you and other gamers will be very happy with.”
It’ll be interesting to see what Visceral comes up with for their next game, and being the huge fan of Dead Space that I am, we will certainly be on the lookout for any news we can find on this secret project. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest on Visceral.