It sounds like the legs of Visceral Games’ likeable Dead Space series have been targeted by a well aimed Plasma Cutter shot by EA executives. According to a report on VideoGamer.com, a fourth entry in the horror series was in development, but has been cancelled following the poor sales of Dead Space 3. The recently released sequel did top the UK sales charts, but the publisher famously declared that it expected the title to sell at least 5 million units. We’re guessing that the game is a long way off that target.

The report hypothesises that the Dead Space franchise may now be done, with the publisher presumably planning to invest its resources into other endeavours. Allegedly, the third entry was almost cancelled multiple times during development, with continuous budget cuts made throughout. Furthermore, the game’s controversial switch to universal ammo was apparently made late in development, with the intention of adding in microtransactions.

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[via videogamer.com]