Riccitiello Mentions Third Dead Space Game

EA CEO John Riccitiello has uttered the words “Dead Space 3” during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, according to CVG.  “Right now we’ve got strong, growing franchises including Madden, FIFA, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and Battlefield,” he said. “I include them as one because we’re unlikely to ship them in any one year at the same time.”

[boxout]”Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and the one that’s sort of not proven that’s coming later in our fiscal year, Star Wars The Old Republic,” he said.

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All solid franchises.  All selling well.  And although Dead Space 2 outsold the first game by a factor of two, it’s still not up there in terms of commercial success.  “That excludes Dead Space,” he said, referring the list of top sellers above, “because I think it will probably take Dead Space 3 before we get into that five million unit cadence versus say three, four.”

Hardly a big surprise, but fans of Clarke’s previous two adventures (and the wonderful iPad/iPhone version) will be overjoyed to know that it’s in the pipeline.

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14 Comments

  1. Hooray :) Kind of took this for granted to be honest though. I wonder if I will actually be able to complete hardcore mode by then :/

  2. Good to hear, although I’m still to pick DS2 up, I will be & I can’t wait.

    Personally I’m hoping Visceral re-visit Dante before DS3

    Dante’s Purgatorio featuring Dante’s climb up the Mount Of Purgatory

    • I agree.

      Dante’s Inferno in some way was my game of 2010. Definitely the most fun I had playing a game last year.

      • Yep same here played Dante’s Inferno to death multiple times and bought the dlc, definitely my game of 2010. Would be playing it now if my 80gig model never went down and i had to get a slim and could not copy the save from phat ps3.

      • Sadly I lost my Dante’s save game when I tried to restore to my 2nd playstation after the fat died the other week.

        That’s not to say that I’m not looking forward to starting again mind.

  3. I still haven’t finished the first one yet!!! How slow of me!

    • me aswell ive had ir more months then i can recall. i just keep losing interest once i start with it again.

  4. Love both the Dead Space games and I’m a little way in to the iPhone version which is also great. I hope they take their time with it to get it right.

    • Yeah the iPhone one is top, though it rinses the battery on my 3GS.

  5. There was always going to be a Dead Space 3, I hope that they find a great story for the 3rd

  6. Its no surprise considering the critical acclaim and commercial success of the first and second installments. Bin the multiplayer though, use the time from binning the multiplayer to make a non-linear singleplayer campaign…

  7. I knew there was going to be the third one. da_buckethead and I were talking about DeadSpace 2 and thought will there be a third after a small discussion of the ending after the credits I won’t say anything on this as I know a few people who completed it and just skipped the credits where you missed a vital ending there ;)
    Very looking forward to it and I must really re-try Hardcore mode for the 4th attempt lol it’s very challenging and hard as nails. Also to cc_star yes I agree Dante’s Inferno was amazing I loved it and completed it twice for good and evil side.
    I also keep forgetting that I have Extraction on the disk lol.

  8. I’d like to see the third one be known to be a trilogy climax where Isaac has to destroy himself to save the known universe.
    And a karting mini-game. With zombies.

  9. I would be only too grateful – please let Dead Space 3 come to light :-D – DS and DS2 are epic!!

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