Dead Space Still Has Life Left In It

Jason McDonald

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.


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      1. MJ August 22, 2014 at 3:20 am

        Personally I loved Dead Space 3…I admit it’s not as scary as the original, but neither was Dead Space 2, and anyway that is to be expected as the idea is so much more familiar. I can’t think of a single franchise…Video game or any other that the third installment is as scary as the original. Thats just what happens as time goes on. Nevertheless the game was still completely entertaining from beginning to end. In fact I feel in some ways it’s the best one to date. I am hoping like crazy for a Dead Space 4, and I’m hoping even more that it will come relatively soon. I would like the story to be a bit darker, and more twisted than 3 was, however as far as everything else goes (the weapons, and crafting element especially) I hope they don’t revert back. I was very happy with the new concepts and additions to the gameplay in 3, and would be really disappointed if they didn’t appear in 4.