The second’s not out for another four months, but Dead Space 2 producer Steve Papoutsis has told EG developer Visceral is keen on making a third game in the series.
Papoutsis pointed out, though, that any chance of a Dead Space 3 would depend on DS2’s performance.
“We’ve mapped out where we’d like to go with it,” he said.
“Not at a super high level of detail. But, for instance, we’ve just released our novel, Martyr. We’ve talked about the inception of the Unitology religion.
“We’ve thought about it all. But ultimately, just like with Dead Space 2, we have to have the support from the players in order to do it.
“Hopefully the game comes out, people like it, it has critical support, and a lot of people buy it. And then we’ll get an opportunity to do another one.”
Papoutsis went on to add: “Nobody’s going to just let you go and do another game just because. You have to have the people that are interested in it.
“That was what was great about Dead Space 2. There was such an outpouring of support that it was easy for us to get the company behind it and give us the opportunity to make it.
“We’re working really hard to make sure this game’s better so we get a chance to do Dead Space 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 20.”
Dead Space 2 launches on January 28 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.