Though the reaction to “Dead Space 3” was mixed, at best, the series was a well-received outing that proved to be both a financial and critical success for EA. However, with “Dead Space” developer Visceral Studios working on the new “Battlefield: Harline” game, many are wondering if the series has any life left in it.
During the week, Kotaku UK had a chance to speak with Steve Papoutsis (the executive-producer on “Battlefield: Hardline”) about their once great series and they straight up asked him: “Is Dead Space dead?” Here’s what he had to say:
“Is Dead Space dead? 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.”
It’s about as vague as you would expect, but it would appear that Visceral and EA still considers the “Dead Space” property to be a potential source of more games. Will we see a “Dead Space 4”? Or could the series spin off in a whole new direction?
At this point, I think the likelihood of a new “Dead Space” game is still a long way down the road. For now, Visceral is going to be tied up with the production of “Battlefield: Hardline” and then there might be a period of time dedicated to supporting the game once it’s released. Still, the fact that they’re willing to talk about it at least gives me hope that someone in Visceral is mulling over the idea of a new terrifying space adventure.