Soon after Dead Space 3 was released, rumors circulated saying its inevitable sequel, Dead Space 4, would be canceled due to the game’s poor sales. Soon after the rumor made its rounds, EA responded saying “the franchise remains an important IP to EA.”
Even though Dead Space remains to be an important series to the company, EA executive Patrick Söderlund confirmed in an interview with Eurogamer Dead Space developer Visceral Games isn’t currently working on the game’s sequel. Instead, Söderlund confirms the development studio is “working on something else very exciting.” Of course, Söderlund doesn’t go into detail as to what exactly this “very exciting” project may be, but he does say he believes Visceral Games needed a break from Dead Space in order to get their creativity back.
Hopefully Visceral Games’ break from Dead Space will result in a much better experience in its upcoming sequel, and who knows, maybe this new project will become the development studios’ bread and butter. Either way, we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.