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Update: EA has further knocked down rumors about Dead Space's grim future with an updated statement.
"These rumors are patently false," an EA spokesperson said in an official statement. "While we have not released sales data for Dead Space 3, we are proud of the game and it continues to be an important IP to EA."
Original story: Dead Space 3's attempt at bringing in more players by tweaking the horror/action balance seems to have failed. And if the rumors are true, that failure holds direct consequences for the series' future.
Videogamer.com, citing an anonymous source, is reporting that EA has canceled the unannounced Dead Space 4. The game was in the preproduction phase at Visceral's California offices, with help from a small team at Visceral Montreal. EA closed the latter studio a few weeks ago.
Dead Space 3 was yet another polarizing game, with players both praising and criticizing the series' turn away from survival horror toward action. Players had strong reactions to the game's use of microtransactions, as well. Whatever the reason, the rumor says that the title did not pull in numbers that EA felt like bragging about. Official sales numbers have not been released.
"While we have not announced sales data for Dead Space 3, we are proud of the game and it remains important IP for EA," a spokesperson for EA told us.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Dead Space 3 much better than DS2 in my opinion. I think when developers branch out and a game evolves, you will always get a backlash from some fans. The horror was fine to me, but trying to capture the original tension from DS1 will never happen. The game will always stand as the most tension riddled scariest game I have ever played.
I was scared shitless....Dead Space has been the one franchise that has made me anticipate future games after I realized I won't see another Half-Life anytime soon.
it failed, and their attempt at the money grab was obvious.. get ready visceral games.. LAYOFFS COMING
proof yet again that EA only cares about money and not the quality of the game
I enjoyed every iteration they've released and hope they continue the franchise.
I was really hoping Dead Space 3 didn't go the way Resident Evil 6 did
i almost had a heart attack lol
Yeah...there is no way this is legit.
Fantastic game. After the ending, I can't wait to see what happens with the... well, if you beat the game, you'll know what I'm talking about. I sure hope these rumors aren't true. I'll be pissed. This has been my favorite franchise for awhile by far.
I *** hate EA; I love Dead Space......I am very concerned. I trust EA like I trust cancer
I loved the game, it was nowhere near the disappointment that Resident Evil 6 was in my opinion. Dead Space 3 answered questions I have been asking since DS1, and in a way I felt to be coherent and interesting. The atmosphere was completely inspiring, the sound design and tension were spot on, I could go on forever.....
Playing DS3 has rekindled my taste for sci-fi in general, so in my view, it was far more than a mere survival horror. The series is becoming a full fledged universe, and the story is so much more than what it once was. It has come from humble origins, but as expected so many people refuse to let things grow or develop for fear of losing the bits they have latched onto. I often wonder if those same people hate it when their favorite band puts out a different sounding album. I still feel like this is Dead Space, micro-transactions and chest high walls (all five of them) be damned.
Dead Space is a great franchise, but it's time to go in a different direction.
You know one thing is not liking a game because of your own personal taste or for reasons like game flaws (Which i respect) but another thing in which you don't like a game (and at times not even playing it) then calling it a failure and spreading insults online is pathetic.... -_- i hate people like that they're all over the place. Dead space is a good game but not for everyone but regardless if you don't like it move on...(Which i bet they'll do the same thing, not like if they can do better -_-) Well what can you do :/