Dead Space PS4 PlayStation 4

Dead Space was undoubtedly one of the most promising new properties of the previous generation, but after a spectacular inaugural entry, the survival horror series started to go off the boil. Isaac Clarke's stomp across the Sprawl in sequel Dead Space 2 was fine, but it lacked the claustrophobic feel of its predecessor. Meanwhile, the third entry headed in a different direction entirely. The franchise still has massive potential, however – but will a PlayStation 4 entry ever get made?

"Many, many people here at Visceral have a warm spot in their heart for Dead Space, and right now we're busy with Hardline and... other things... but it's definitely something that we'd love to look at again," general manager Steve Papoutsis told GamesTM magazine. "There's definitely a lot of interest internally for us to pick that up again at a future date."

The problem is that series creators Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey have since moved on to form Sledgehammer Games, so it might be tough for the studio to recapture the magic of that first game. We know that Visceral is currently working on a Star Wars title with Uncharted scribe Amy Hennig, so it seems unlikely that we'll be coming face to face with any Necromorphs for a while. Would you like to play a new Dead Space? Arm your plasma cutter in the comments section.

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