Visceral Games assures that Dead Space is not dead

Dead Space 3 may not have been the game that we all wanted it to be, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the series is dead.  This sentiment sounds familiar, doesn’t it?  That’s because EA’s executive vice president said the same thing a few months ago.

In an interview with Kotaku, Visceral Games Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis gave us another glimmer of hope.

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.

While we’ve been told multiple times that the series hasn’t been cancelled entirely, there’s been no word on any games in development.


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  • ariessiren

    Great game that really lost it’s way. Dead space 1 is such an incredible game. Two was good but really started to ditch the horror in favor of action,but managed to still be creepy. part three, lets just forget that happened. Boring, not scary in the slightest and an awful crafting system. Would love to see them return it to a darker place like the first and 2nd

    • MattS71

      awful crafting system? you lost any cred with that comment. The game had a lot of issues, but the crafting system was not one of them. Now, the amount of ammo drops = that was a huge problem

      • LoveAnimation

        He meant awful because it made the game focus more on action and to blast stuff for fun.

      • ariessiren

        Compared to the weapon crafting of the first two it was a huge step backwards. And the versatile ammo killed it. way to easy. The game sucked compared to the first two.

        • Carl Johnson

          There was weapon crafting in the first two? You call “buy this gun and add a few power nodes” crafting?

          • ariessiren

            upgrading. happy? your really reaching there huh?

      • Koulamatata

        Maybe saying straight up awful is too harsh, but personally, I didn’t enjoy the crafting. It ended up being a big turn off for me. Not that it was inherently a terrible system…. I just didn’t have any love for it.

    • Cheshire TrollCat

      It was fine. Definitely not as good.

  • Evan Prince

    Dead Space may not be cancelled, but it is dead. It would take a miracle for me to be interested in it again, though I suppose it’s not impossible. I am super psyched for Silent Hills so, maybe if they got some good writers on it.

    • Cheshire TrollCat

      Oh no, i can see it now. Dead Space fans are turning into Silent Hill fans. Butthurt and cynical about everything. Why don’t you fuck off so people who care about this ip can enjoy the news.

  • franky mcdonald

    Very rarely do i hope for a prequel, but i would like to see a time with less tech. “TRON” lines,telekinesis, and stasis are wearing a little thin for me.

  • MattS71

    Dead Space 3 was great with one huge exception: too easy, even on the most difficult mode; walk in the park = not scary

  • Megan Schneider

    I have a question about these games and I guess the answers might be other assumptions but why did the developers put so much detail in the environment and only so much focus on the character detail? I loved all three games, I just wonder why the character detail lacked so much compared to the environment detail.



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