Dead Space 3 Already Confirmed?

By Kyle Durant

February 17, 2011

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, EA’s CEO, John Riccitiello, announced that he feels the Dead Space series isn’t quite a growing franchise yet. Only when Dead Space 3 hits the market will that happen. That’s right fans, number 3, not 2.

“Right now we’ve got strong, growing franchises including Madden, FIFA, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and Battlefield – I include them as one because we’re unlikely to ship them in any one year at the same time. There’s also Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and the one that’s sort of not proven that’s coming later in our fiscal year, Star Wars: The Old Republic. That excludes Dead Space because I think it will probably take Dead Space 3 before we get into that five million unit cadence versus say three, four,” Riccitiello announced.

Now is he saying that Dead Space 3 is coming out because he knows that Visceral is hard at work on the sequel or because he played Dead Space 2 and saw the ending? Either way, it would be hard to imagine the Dead Space series not continuing and not just because of the Dead Space 2 ending. Visceral has a graphic novel, 2 animated films, and multiple side story based Dead Space games. If that doesn’t indicate that the Dead Space series is evolving into a franchise…I don’t know what is. Hopefully in the future we can get a more concrete announcement.

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Pretty much your above average gamer who plays games profusely and appreciates them even more. Been gaming since the NES but is in love with anything PlayStation. No I am not a typical fanboy...I appreciate each system for their strengths and recognize their weaknesses. I just love the PS brand. (Think along the lines as someone who likes to read but loves one author in particular). Ever since my time as #2 in the world at Resistance 2, I have taken video games much more seriously. Don't get me wrong, I am a laid back, fun guy to game with...but I always play to win.

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