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Epic shooter, Dead Space 2, Need for Speed and new Dragon Age out Q4 FY11, says EA

Monday, 8th February 2010 21:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA just dropped some major news in its Q3 fiscal release, confirming a slew of big shot games for it’s FY11 Q4.

EA has just confirmed that Dead Space 2, “Dragon Age Title TBA”, “Shooter from Epic TBA”, “Need For Speed Title TBA” and “Action Title TBA” will all ship between January-March 2011.

Dead Space 2 wasn’t given a date when it was revealed back in December, but this year was thought to be a certainty.

Criterion’s take on the Need for Speed IP was announced last summer by EA president John Riccitello, with it previously thought to be known as Out of the Line. That turned out to be fake.

The title was shown to EA for the first time last week at an internal meeting.

Both were confirmed to be down for next fiscal year already, with NFS due out between October – December 2010.

BioWare’s previously mentioned Dragon Age 2, saying its graphics will be “super hot”.

The Epic game is described as “co-published”. This is almost certainly the People Can Fly game, rumoured to be called Bulletstorm.

The “action title” is fully downloadable.

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  1. Phoenixblight

    Thinking possibly another Expansion pack of DAO. I hope they aren’t making another Dragon age in less then two years.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    I’m not really expecting much of Dead Space 2 anymore. Ever since Issac talks, we’re apparently “Taking the fight to the necromorphs” and the devs said that it’ll be more action then horror its starting to sound like its going to be a let-down.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. McLovin85

    Absolutely gutted that EA (or Visceral) have gone and ruined Dead Space 2 with the focus being on action.
    It just completely puzzles me why they want to go in that direction. Is every game now turning into an ‘action-oriented game’ purely because of MW2 selling so well. I pray that’s not how studios start thinking.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. f1r3storm

    Give me some Mass Effect 2 expansions.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @Mclovin.

    John Rico is the one that told Visceral he wanted a horror game thats when they came up with Dead space. Devs stated that after they got a little more freedom after Dead SPace sucess they wanted to make Dead Space have more action. So its the Devs that decided to go this route maybe they saw Resident Evil 5 and wanted to go that route.

    I think EA is wanting Medal of Honor and BCBF to go directly at MW2 numbers.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. McLovin85

    @Phoenixblight

    Yeah, i kind of thought it was Visceral that made the call to go the action route.
    It’s silly because although Res Evil 5 went ‘action’, they should have looked at how fans reacted, and they reacted by saying that it just wasn’t a Res Evil game anymore and they were relieved that a game like Dead Space came out.
    I don’t think their IP is well enough known in order for them to get away with this change. I for one am sure i won’t be picking up the sequel if they continue with this route, which is a real shame.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    I will be keeping an eye on it but not really enthused I would like more Survival Horror games like Silent Hill prior to Homecoming or Resident Evil 4.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. endgame

    #8 4 years ago