EA Wants Dead Space To Be The New Resident Evil
FPS will always be big, but EA isn't about to discount the massively huge action category.
In speaking to IGN, EA Games President Frank Gibeau says he's happy with the success Dead Space 2 enjoyed, but there's still room to grow. He mentioned Capcom's triumph in bringing Resident Evil to the mainstream masses and it's clear EA has similar intentions for their own horror franchise. Said Gibeau:
"The Resident Evil series was awesome, the early versions were phenomenal. [Capcom] did a good job of growing the franchise to a very large market. I think we still have some areas to grow with Dead Space in terms of trying to reach a broader audience without losing the quality and that survival-horror mechanic. That's how we're going to think about it as we think about Dead Space 3 and what we do next with the IP."
Also, we shouldn't forget EA's partnership with Grasshopper Manufacture; the duo will provide gamers with the dark, hellish Shadows of the Damned, and it's evidence of EA's drive to dominate the action genre. Added Gibeau:
"Overall, we want to try and grow the business in the action category. EA doesn't really have a very strong stake there; survival-horror kind of lives in that genre. 3rd-person action is something that we think we can build and our Visceral Games team is really working hard at crafting some new IPs as well as building out ones that have succeeded."
For the latest on Shadows, check out the new trailer. Overall, EA really has tried to bring continual quality to gamers this generation; partnerships like the one they have with BioWare are invaluable. And as far Dead Space 3, we're pretty convinced it will rule.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 3
3/9/2011 8:58:15 PM John Shepard