Article written by Joe Dart.
Published on 30/11/2011 at 01:59 PM.
When you’ve got a great IP, you want to expand on it. Despite only two ‘main’ games, the Dead Space franchise has already grown pretty diverse with an animated movie, comics and spin-offs helping to strengthen the brand.
There are no plans to stop there, however, and publisher EA has been in discussions as to how they can expand Dead Space’s influence further. What they’ve supposedly come up with is a first person shooter set in the Dead Space universe, which is already in development according to a Kotaku insider.
Not only that, but EA are supposedly working on a Dead Space flight sim too. Details about it are sparse though, but hopefully you’ll get to pilot spacecraft akin to the infamous Ichimura in full-blown space battles.
The expansion doesn’t stop there either, oh no, for once both of those projects are complete the Dead Space team will apparently move towards making an “Uncharted-like game.” Unlike the other two projects, work on this has not yet started and still in the early planning stages.
Further insight from the EA insider suggests that a recent management shuffle almost killed off the still unannounced Dead Space 3, because the main entries in the series don’t sell well compared to other heavy-hitters.
Dead Space 3 is apparently still coming though, with co-op play to boot. The whistleblower says that the game will be set on an ice planet, backing up previous rumours that it will take place on Tau Volantis.