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Rumour: Dragon Age getting multiplayer, Dead Space FPS

Wednesday, 30th November 2011 10:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Kotaku’s dumped a ton of EA rumour this morning, claiming Dragon Age is to get a multiplayer component of some sort, and that the Dead Space IP looks set to expand dramatically.

The site says that Dragon Age is to get arena-based multiplayer, but it unsure if online play will be part of Dragon Age 3 or a standalone product.

This is apparently being developed on DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine. Dragons are supposedly playable, and PvE and PvP elements are both included.

In addition, Kotaku’s claiming EA is looking to heavily expand the Dead Space IP, and that an FPS and a spaceship flight game based on the property are on the cards. Furthermore, an action-based project – “Uncharted in space” – is in the early planning stages.

Work on Dead Space 3 is also continuing, and, as previously tipped, is based on ice planet Tau Volantis. The third game will supposedly be the last to feature engineer Isaac as the protagonist.

As the site notes, these games haven’t been announced and may never ship.

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  1. Edo

    As long as they are not milking the Dead Space franchise I’m fine with it…oh wait…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Blerk

    A spaceship flight game? What what? I could almost get interested in that idea if it’s done right.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    ”. Dragons are supposedly playable, and PvE and PvP elements are both included.” What the f***?!
    They should just include coop not some mmo shit.
    And Dead Space FPS ? I hope its bad rumor.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. unacomn

    “Dragon Age is to get arena-based multiplayer,”…..
    From the makers of the best cooperative RPG experience, now, enjoy something that is a complete betrayal of that.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Aimless

    All of those Dead Space concepts sound redundant. The games are already shooters, the second took a large step towards Uncharted territory, and a space flight game simply makes no sense.

    Even if this rumour is true, I suspect none of them will see the light of day.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Freek

    Plus non of those spin off games sound like horror games, so why include them in your survival horror franchise?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Fin

    sigh

    You people will complain about anything.
    Ye can’t just be positive for once, no?

    “milking”, “mmo shit”, “betrayal”, “redundant”

    This is a fucking rumour. How can ye all judge something before you’ve even seen it, nevermind play it.
    Grow the fuck up and try to be less negative, will ye?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    @7 Mostly agree but its not like EA didn’t make MP version for Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 3…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    Couldn’t the first person shooter not be a sequel to extraction?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. RandomTiger

    @6 Because the Dead Space name might be enough to successfully launch some new products that in their mind would be more risky as original IP.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Freek

    My point being: a horror franchise isn’t suitable for just any old game. It’s not like the Need For Speed name, wich you can slap on anything with a car in it. It’s Dead Space, horrible things happen there. Monsters, dismemberment, abuse and human suffering. Not exactly suited for your space sim or Nathan Drake-a-like adventure game.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DaMan

    What’s the point of a Dead Space fps game, we’ve had so many Aliens games I lost count, and Colonial Marines is just around the corner.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Uncharted in space… lol

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    Count me in for a space flight game, i miss factor 5 flight games, they were good i hope other developers copy and enhance the formula for newer games.
    P.S and also because this type of games are not that common anymore

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Coheno

    I would totally play a Dead Space FPS! Could be pretty cool especially with the Dead Space weapons!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    Dead Space in the style of L4D would be fucking awesome.

    They could call it “Left Space4Dead”

    #16 2 years ago
  17. HighWindXIX

    All I can think is please please let none of these rumors come true…

    Also, make Dead Space 3 less action and more horror. Thank you.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DSB

    I never really “got” Dead Space. It’s like a Doom’ier Aliens. It wasn’t bad, I just didn’t really see the appeal.

    I feel sorry for Dragon Age at this point. Why not let it die gracefully?

    #18 2 years ago