Visceral “working on something very exciting,” Dead Space franchise “isn’t cancelled”

Saturday, 15th June 2013 14:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA games label EVP Patrick Söderlund has said the Dead Space franchise hasn’t be cancelled, as a March report stated, but then again Visceral Games isn’t working on Dead Space 4 at the moment either.

Speaking with Eurogamer at E3
, Söderlund said the brand “is close to Electronic Arts’ heart,” and a great brand at that.

“I wouldn’t say it’s [Dead Space franchise] cancelled at all,” Söderlund said. “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. 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 stated in its Q4 and fiscal year 2013 financials back in May, that Dead Space 3 came in below expectations.



  1. tCruzin

    Glad to hear there is still hope for a DS4. I just want one more DS game for the next gen consoles and I’ll be happy. DS3 got a lot of hear (overblown) but it was still a very good game. Interested to see what they have in store.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kieran

    yea dead space 3 was a let down for horror fans of the original i havnt finished it yet but it is fun co – op !!! but really hard to find a game due to poor sales or i have shit internet

    #2 2 years ago
  3. macronia

    i just want one more DS like the first one :/ , glad there are number of very good horror games coming this year :)
    may be indie can really make good horror games :)

    Dead Space 3 came in below expectations :D what below 5m as they wanted

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kieran

    how much did DS3 actually sell ?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    According to VGchartz it has probably by estimate sold close to 1.5 million, not including digital figures. All EA said was “Sales for Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 came in below expectations.”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. vicrysty

    Another excellent franchise, continue to bring other games in this series.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Eddie Rodrigues

    @5 didn’t Crysis 3 sell a good amount of copies?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    Oh no thats the quote for EA saying sales figures were below expectations, the 1.5 million part was in response to someone asking how much Dead Space 3 sold.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    Acording to VGchartz Dead Space 1 also sold 4 mill just on consoles.
    Which is kinda amazing.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    please let it die, this series is beyond a joke now with microtranactions and regular joe cod action. its no horror survive game anymore… we don’t need another brown shooter…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. FenrisWolf

    Dante’s Inferno 2 , plz!

    #11 2 years ago

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