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Rumor: EA Looking Into Dead Space FPS, Flight Games

We're not sure how gamers will respond to this news, but it's bound to generate plenty of energetic discussion.

Dead Space was one of this generation's best games, and its success spawned a great sequel, animated films, comic books, and even a novel. But if a mystery insider is accurate, EA is just getting started with the critically acclaimed franchise.

We figured EA would be trying to expand the series in a number of different ways, but we had no idea they were thinking about turning the horrifying action series into a first-person shooter. Yeah, you read that right. And maybe it won't be too surprising, as EA released an on-rails shooter for the Wii, Dead Space: Extraction, which was then ported to the PS3.

But they also want to make a flight game based on the Dead Space universe, and after the current titles are complete, the team has been asked to work on "an Uncharted-like game." In fact, Dead Space 3 was in danger of being canceled due to "new brass" at EA that wanted more heavy hitters and less risk-takers like Mirror's Edge.

But DS3 is still a go, and it'll even feature co-op gameplay and take place on the ice planet of Tau Volantis, as previously rumored. Other leaked details weren't confirmed one way or the other. By the way, this third entry will end the trilogy and Isaac may be gone in the future. And evidently, the future holds a flight-based game, an action/adventure Drake-like game, and a first-person shooter for Dead Space.

...not sure what to do with that info.

Tags: ea, dead space, dead space 3, dead space sequel

11/30/2011 8:34:07 PM John Shepard

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Comments (24 posts)

Excelsior1
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 9:41:47 PM
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Blah...my reaction to this almost like how I would react to a Resident Evil fps. Meaning not very good at all.

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 10:16:53 PM
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No!!!!!!! Please stop now! Give us Dead Space 3 in third person. That is all we want. If the current third person franchise and story are untouched and left alone maybe. But all those other bad idea games are going to need stories and they know that Isaac sells. So, that is why I say NO!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 10:27:20 PM
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Wait, is this Uncharted-like thing supposed to be a Dead Space game or a new game altogether?

I dislike this idea, but hey maybe they could succeed at making a scary shooter where FEAR dropped the ball.

F*ck it, just give me another Dante's Inferno!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 1:08:30 PM

I'd much rather have Dead Space, but not as an action adventure, or FPS. But am I correct they are working on a second Dante? Or is that not correct?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 5:06:27 PM

We have evidence that there will be, but Im skeptical since it only sold 1 mil

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DeadReaper
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:19:49 PM
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Read my lips, NO DEAD SPACE FPS

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main_event05
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:22:41 PM
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Wasn't Mirrors Edge a risk that paid off?

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AnonymousPoster
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 6:29:41 AM

DICE makes Mirror's Edge, it sells 2 million in 2 years.

DICE makes Battlefield 3, it sells 8 million in 1 month.

It doesn't take a mathematician to know which one EA likes better :-(

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:37:08 PM
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Theres another rumor the dragon age 3 will have multiplayer and use the frostbite engine.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 1:09:35 PM

Not surprising since Bioware is putting mp into ME3.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:59:39 PM
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I'll check out any flight game. One set in the DS universe could be interesting.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 12:45:07 AM
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Why bastardise Dead Space? Why not utilise these concepts to create new IPs? Eh, I have not the energy to rant today, so I'll leave it at that.

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___________
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 3:33:12 AM

because whoring out a well known franchise will serve better sales, then creating a whole new IP.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 1:10:26 PM

Well, we will see when the new RE releases.

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AshT
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 1:51:24 AM
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No please don't do that

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___________
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 3:36:05 AM
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sigh.
face meet palm!
i can seriously see this gen being the last gen of gaming for me!
im sick of seeing my favorite franchises being bastardized into some crap they should not be!
for once, can we please have a sequel that is exactly the same as its predecessor?
please??????
if EA want a FPS horror game, go hire monolith there masters at that!
dont bring visceral down with you just because you want to sell more titles!
f*ck, just because COD sells billions does not mean every other FPS will.
what do we have to do to get that through publishers thick skulls!!!!!!!????????

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 6:36:48 AM
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Oh be very very careful. Dead Space has alreday been expanded to anime and books, which is enough to put me off already, but if they start changing the genres of the titles on the games I will give up on the series. Keep it to games and the same genre, is that really too limiting?

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Godslim
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 7:24:16 AM
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noooooo the reason its popular is because there isnt much like it so dont go fps!!!

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Amnesiac
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 8:25:52 AM
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The only thing that company knows how to do is take over franchises and run them into the ground, oh that and release year after year the same exact Madden title. EA is the worst thing to ever happen to video games.

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gungrave
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 1:34:51 AM

I disagree, look at their history. EA, capcom, and konami are the best thing to happen to the game industry. Well i'm a dinosaur that comes from the atari 2600 era, so take that for what it's worth....respect!

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COBB
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 12:45:13 PM
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Since when is Dead Space "a risk taker", from what I remember both titles sold very well. Greedy bastards their trying to be like the banks, so they can cash-in on a hundred million parting gift when they say goodbye.

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bentl78
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 10:13:59 PM
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Please keep it 3rd person.. there are enough FPSs already :(

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gungrave
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 1:29:50 AM
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If done with the same love and care, I'm down with an FPS DS game, or flight game.

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Lairfan
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 5:28:10 PM
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None of this is what I wanted to hear about the next Dead Space. Who the hell are the "new brass" at EA? Because they're freakin idiots for not understanding that Dead Space isn't some risk to be taken, its a multimillion-selling franchise. You can't just go making it an FPS/flight game/whatever the hell you want just because it didn't sell as good as CoD (which nothing does btw); you're gonna drive everyone who loves it away if you do that.

And now they're possibly not going to have Isaac past game #3? And its a trilogy now? And they were going to cancel the third one??!! I have no problem with the confirmed details of Dead Space 3 yet (except for coop, because I don't think that works with the isolation feel of these games), but stopping with Isaac's story is a really bad idea, now that they've made him an actual character. Not only do you take away some of that psychological aspect of the overall story, but you lose the driving force behind the series.

If they do follow through with all this crap, I can only hope for the FPS to be high quality and horror-based, cause I'm sure as hell not waiting on the Uncharted-like game and the flight game. Thanks EA for possibly ruining this great series.

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