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‘There is a lot more story to tell’: Visceral teases life beyond Dead Space 3

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 10:17 GMT By Dave Cook

Dead Space 3 probably won’t be the last game in Visceral’s horror series, according to a tease from the game’s associate producer John Calhoun. But he couldn’t say if Isaac will be along for the ride or not. Mysterious bugger.

In a Q&A session on PS Blog US, Calhoun responded to a fan question that asked if Dead Space 3 is to be the concluding chapter for Isaac.

“If you’re fishing for spoilers, you won’t get them from us!” he replied. “We’re staying focused right now to make sure Dead Space 3 is the best game it can possibly be at launch. And while there is a lot more story to tell in the Dead Space universe, we can’t reveal what this may or may not mean for Isaac.”

Calhoun also responded to concerns that Dead Space 3 has gone too action-heavy, and said, “The overall pacing of Dead Space 3 – that is, the ratio of high intensity action sections and lower intensity suspension moments – is actually comparable to the gameplay that was established in Dead Space 1 and 2.

“We don’t really consider Dead Space 3 more (or less) action-based than previous games. That said, we did make Isaac a more capable protagonist in this game, including his ability to crouch and take cover.

“These features were added to level the playing field between Isaac and Dead Space 3′s new human enemies, who are tactically advanced and could otherwise overpower the player.”

What’s your take on the above after playing the Dead Space 3 demo? Does it feel more like an action title than horror? Let us know below.

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