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.
[source greatdigitalmags.com, via gamespot.com]
I got into this series very late, I had bought the Ultimate Editions of Dead Space 1 and 2 via a PSN sale, and bought DS3 a bit later on. Wow, such a good series, As I have heard, it's like Resident Evil 4 in Space. Still have to beat the 3rd one. Hope to see a new game for the new systems.
I skipped the third entry but was madly in love with the first title. I used to randomly decide to play through it at night and would run through the entire game in one sitting. So much fun!
I enjoyed the second game for what it was but have only played through it three times. It definitely lacked the charm of the first one.
I'd be completely for another installment as long as they got back to their roots!
This is one of my all time favorites. I did like the second especially because me and a buddy could co op it.
While the 3rd one lacked the oh crap moments of the other 2,it still holds a special place for my buddy and I. The Co op we thought was done wonderfully especially the whole each seeing something else stuff. Some great moments of asking each other if the other was seeing this or that. As a dead space game it wasn't great, but just as Co op it was wonderful imo.
@Sonicfan11589 I beat Dead Space 3 recently, but then again I was playing on Normal, not Hard. I'd also love to see a new Dead Space game for PS4 though.
@glassmusic How can you skip Dead Space 3? It's important to the storyline.
I would like a trilogy on PS4 while we wait.
@XFsWorld a trilogy would be freaking awesome. A new game would be amazing!
I enjoyed em all,being I like the whole storyline,the world the whole setup so I didn't have complaints really that I thought it was a really bad game .developer's get tired of making the same thing every time it was cool that they tried to bring in new ideas, side missions were tense imo, the campaigns are lengthy.never bought a dead space and felt it was a bad buy.
I loved the atmosphere in the original Dead Space game but only enjoyed the first half of Dead Space 2 before it got all 'actiony'. I never bothered to play the third one.
@XFsWorld That would be awesome, I'd gladly re-play the original trilogy on PS4.
I'd only welcome the game back if they went back to just how the first one was designed. Two bored the crap out of me and I quit and the third went off the rails like the article here says so I didn't even bother buying it. I don't get ruining what made the game so special with just one bad decision followed by another.
That happened because they ruined everything that made the first one original and interesting. Hopefully they will do better with the new Mirror's Edge.
I just want to play the first dead space on ps4 remastered , and on PSVR TOO
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