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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 finished playing Dead Space 3 like an hour ago. And I bought it on release day. I had LOTS of free time to play it but I found myself doing other stuff like watching classic movies on Netflix (meaning: I didnt have to) or painting. When Dead Space 1 came out I was glued to the screen i finished that game in 2 days and started playing it again after I was done. the same with DS2, but DS3 was too action-ey, I even lowered the difficult down that way i could finish it faster and trade it in. I am very dissapointed in the direction they took with this one!
I was severely disappointed in Dead Space 3. I could ramble on about why I don't like Dead Space 3, but I won't as all of these reasons have been said before (though I have no problems with the microtransactions). My point is, I hope Dead Space 4 is more like 1 and 2, rather than 3.
And this is why rumors can't be trusted ladies and gentleman
Very weird. I thought it sold rather well. He never said if they were actually thinking about making a DS4 or not.
R.I.P. Dead Space... shows how easily big-name publishers can screw over game franchises nowadays. They didn't even pay hardly any attention to the first Dead Space. It got a lil' success and they HAD to milk it for all it's worth. Thanks for ruining the only game franchise I had a true and intense investment in, EA... thanks. :/
i honestly did not see the problem with this game. Im a huge fan of dead space ever from the start. i loved it. i do agree though that they did wander off a bit. survival horror to a little bit of action. but i mean the action wasnt taking over the game. as a matter of fact only like 20% of the game is action not even. i thought it was scarier then dead space 2. dont get me wrong i love every game equally but DS3 takes the cake. i loved the voice acting i love the cinematics. i honestly love this game. will it be better than the first game of course not, but story progresses. Like i said before this game scared the poop out of me. LOL i dont know man i love this game. this games a winner in my book