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EA Confirms Nobody Is Working On ‘Dead Space 4’


EA has confirmed Dead Space 4 is not in development, but the franchise still exists.

During a recent interview with Eurogamer EA Games Label Boss Patrick Söderlund has denied the Dead Space series is dead, but has confirmed Dead Space 4 is not in development. Earlier this year we reported the Dead Space franchise had been cancelled, after Dead Space 3 did not reach the sales expectation of 5 million units.

“I wouldn’t say it’s [Dead Space franchise] cancelled at all,” Söderlund said. “Dead Space remains a brand that is close to Electronic Arts’ heart. It’s been a great brand for us done by a very passionate team.”

“Is that team working on a Dead Space game today? No they’re not. They’re working on something else very exciting. You have to think of it from that perspective. Is it better to put them on the fourth version of a game they’ve done three previous versions of before? Or is it better to put them on something new that they want to build, that they have passion for?
“I am of the utmost opinion that we have to put the best possible games in the hands of our fans. How you get to a great game, the first thing you need is a great development team that have a passion for building what they’re building. That’s a simple parameter. Everything else follows. Money, time, everything else follows. It’s less relevant. That’s ultimately how you get success. It’s as simple as that.”

Söderlund speculated on the future of the franchise, “Will there be another Dead Space game? Who knows? Have we killed it? No, of course not. But right now that dev team is focused on something else that you and other gamers will be very happy with.”

EA has recently confirmed Visceral Games were currently working on the Star Wars license, nothing is known about this title at this time.

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Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction and you can like them on Facebook, follow his daily life on Twitter @JamieAA and his videos on YouTube.


3 replies »

  1. I really enjoyed my time with all three Dead Space games, but I think the time is right for the series to take a temporary hiatus. It can return midway through the next generation with a new engine and improved gameplay mechanics. Hopefully they decide to take the story in a different direction.


    • Yeah I am with you. 1 was definitely the standout, 2 didn’t feel like Dead Space and 3 was even further away (yet entertaining in its own right). Break may do the series some good, until it hopefully returns back to its roots.


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