EA have apparently spoken to US trade site Gamasutra this afternoon, claiming that the earlier rumours that an unannounced Dead Space 4 game had been cancelled due to poor sales of the last Dead Space game, Dead Space 3, are “patently untrue”.
Conveying this via Twitter, ad verbatim: “Rumors about poor Dead Space 3 sales and an unannounced Dead Space 4 being cancelled are ‘patently false,’ EA tells us. Spread the word!”
This is in direct response to a report this morning that said the game had been canned and that developers Visceral had been closed.
Quite whether the Tweet confirms that a Dead Space 4 is in development is something we’ll hopefully find out soon enough, but it appears, at least just now, that the rumours weren’t true. Indeed, a quick glance suggests there are four Dead Space talks planned for GDC this month.