Dead Space 2 due in 2010?

Reuters says sequel to EA and Visceral Games' acclaimed survival horror shooter in development for next year; publisher refutes.

Source: The Reuters news service.

What we heard: Electronic Arts has yet to officially announce a follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Dead Space for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but developer Visceral Games has ostensibly already begun staffing up for it. Last month, EA began accepting applications to work on a sequel, saying "the game is in the later stages of preproduction, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place."

Given the advanced state of preparations for Dead Space 2's full-blown development, it's conceivable the game could launch by late next year. That window appeared to have been confirmed today when, as part of a Halloween-themed feature on horror games, Reuters reported that Dead Space 2 is indeed shipping next year. The news service offered no other details on the unannounced sequel, nor did it attribute EA as the source of its information.

EA is apparently breathing new life into Dead Space next year.

The Dead Space franchise has had no problems securing critical plaudits, but getting those high review scores to translate into blockbuster sales has been a different story altogether. In May, EA said that the original Dead Space had sold more than 1.4 million units worldwide, a figure the publisher previously deemed satisfactory. However, its Wii prequel, Dead Space Extraction, has experienced a slower start. According to the NPD Group, the game shifted just 9,200 units during its first week at retail in the US.

The official story: "This comment by the Reuters reporter is speculative," an EA representative told GameSpot. "There is no announcement for a Dead Space sequel (or in this case, prequel) beyond Dead Space Extraction."

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus that EA has formally announced Dead Space 2, or that the game is confirmed for a 2010 release. However, given that the publisher has previously said that a Dead Space sequel is well into development, it will likely arrive next year.

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deadspace2
deadspace2

i love EA THANKS FOR DEADSPACE2 PC VERSION BUT MAKE DARKSIDER PC VERSION PLS PLS

yeastori
yeastori

the january issue of gameinformers just confirm Dead Space 2, in fact they already have a demo stage set in a city place on a shipcalled the Sprawl. Isaac gets a new suit that looks like zone of the ender or something like that.

deathshead74
deathshead74

This game is a masterpiece to say the least; I am anticipating a sequel as well. I will be sure to pick up Dante's Inferno in February since this was put together by the same team at Visceral and EA.

SpiKeX-Crom
SpiKeX-Crom

Yes, we all need the PC version. Let it be known, this game made me pee my pants. Cannot wait 'till the second episode of peeing my pants.

JesZ
JesZ

PC VERSION PLEASE

biocharacter95
biocharacter95

sweet!! Dead Space is the best game ever cant wait for another one

Freakin-Gamer
Freakin-Gamer

No PC version? Guess I have to get a 360 or PS3...still looking forward to the awesomeness and thrill of Dead Space once again.

Schmitty722
Schmitty722

can we get some coop :) new mineing tools new story more deaths more monsters what can a guy want haha loved the zero gravity and the baby stomping thats why that game was so good cause how brutal is it too kick a necro baby huh? i still play the first one

jmatchan
jmatchan

Yes!! Can't wait... The first one was the best game of 2008. Great job with sound, graphics, general atmosphere, story line, controls, weapons, etc... very well done, EA. I will definitely be anxiously awaiting the sequel! Epicness.

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

Looking forward to it as long as EA give it quality of quantity and it's as good looking as the 1st game its a winner for sure plus I think it's the new resi evil series. Capcom have milked that for too long now and its got stale.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Dead Space is an amazing piece of game, I sure hope we can expect a sequel next year!

Dante4x4
Dante4x4

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FinalShoryuken
FinalShoryuken

Dead Space was a great single-player horror-survival game and was one of the best games I played last year, it was very innovative and unique IMO. They took a lot of risks with this game (which I liked) and it was worth it, they deserve all the acclaim they recieved. I hope they do the same risk taking and improve on the ideas they had in the first with the sequel. Really looking forward to Dead Space 2.

g-ivan
g-ivan

Maybeeeee... Isaac crashes back to Aegis (not sure about the planets name, I think its this) he blacks-out and when he wakes up he doesn't know a sh*t about how did he end up there where he is. And so the game setting would be nightmarish mining tunnels of the Colony? This is just an idea...

NuclearSnowCone
NuclearSnowCone

But where the hell would the setting be? Another House of Horror space ship?

jacobuj
jacobuj

While I'd like to see another in this fantastic series (the original blew RE5 out of the water) I remain skeptical. The founders of the studio left EA so I would hope the rest of the dev team stays on. I'd hate to see the game suffer because the IP is just handed to a new team.

spidey_3100
spidey_3100

hope it has the same massive background story as the first one had (movie, comics, flash game), and i really hope they don't ruin the storyline...Dead Space was great...

Dshenlong
Dshenlong

Cannot wait for the sequel to Dead Space....really looking forward to seeing where this story goes.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

EA/Visceral has a great chance to establish an incredible IP right now. Dead Space was one of the best single-player games I've played this year (finally finished it on Halloween, appropriately). Any other horror genre games just don't do it for me after this, and if the story and gameplay is properly continued, welcome to the new Resident Evil.

aura_enchanted
aura_enchanted

kill issac pick me out a new guy. preferably not a famale with a big rack or a muscle bound space marine. a new isaac supplement if you will ideally sent to tear the ting to pieces.

jadefury27
jadefury27

the game should pick up with issac's ship docking with him dead and he becomes a mecromorph. this will lead to a more open storyline for 2.

g-ivan
g-ivan

(*POSSIBLE SPOILER*) Yea, I would also like to see Isaac back in action... I mean, its kinda scarier if game continues with Isaac as a lone survivor (somehow he f*cks that Necromorph in the end - good old stomping action!! xD) If they make storyline the same as first (new rescue team docks at Ishimura, and there all like WTF where is the crew blah blah blah, all the sh*t breaks loose and...well, you know the rest) it would be kinda boring, wouldn't it?

Fatal_Byte
Fatal_Byte

Sweet, I wonder if it will be Issiac again? The silent hero who rocks!

Lithos_
Lithos_

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DEATH775
DEATH775

Yes this is great. Can't wait

shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

and by not half ass it, i mean make the co-op missions different to some extent to make it scary as well but in different ways.

shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

oh and when i say im down for co-op, just so everyone knows.. theres nothing forcing you to play it and tbh I wouldnt play it on co-op until the second time through, and during single player I would NOT want an NPC walking with me. that was complete BS on Res5's part. what the hell, how is it scary when you have some dumbass following you? anyway, i just wouldnt mind the option to get some more replay value out of it. but again, I would not play co-op the first time through, i think that would ruin the atmosphere initially, but then when Ive gone through and am going through again, itll be a whole new experience with a co-op buddy. oh and there would have to be some co-op only seequence where some missions you have to split up and hope you both make it back alive. thatd be sweet. a sort of broken up co-op mission. I know its a lot to come up with such a huge change from single player to co-op but if they were to do that, it would be nice to go all out and not half ass it.

shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

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shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

@ascalon94 that.. would be amazing dude, like seeing your buddy geting dragged down a hall but you cant get past the necromorphs to sav him/her. radical. im hoping for more mission variety, more customization, and thats it. no more, no less. ...well better visuals to match the time thats gone by but to be honest.. it already had some of the best visuals ive seen on 360. i get people saying they want more mobility as well, but too much of that and you wont be getting too scared. cant be able to outrun them by too far.

drk_phoenix
drk_phoenix

I hope it doesn't end up getting so over hyped that it ends up sucking like so many other sequels.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

Dead Space 2 will be great, keep up the good work, Visceral!

Barighm
Barighm

When you've got a game this great, you don't really need to change much (they better not...look at the horror that is Fable 2), so a lot of the technical stuff doesn't need to be worked out. Just need a new setting and a few new things (like RIGs that can be customized like weapons; maybe boost the melee attack or movement speed etc). Maybe a couple convenience changes (Like to see work benches combined with stores). But...this is EA, and as that representative proved, they don't have the brightest people on their staff (the developer being the exception of course). If the super dumb DLC for DS is any indication of things to come, the next Dead Space will probably be half the length, will feature fewer weapons, and we will end up downloading 30 min. of content and 1 gun for 800 points each...respectively.

Rhel
Rhel

Yes! The original took me by complete surprise. I honestly enjoyed it more than Resident Evil: Arcade, er, i mean 5. And thats coming from an RE fan who has been there since the release of the original. I just hope the main character has alittle bit more mobility this time around. Bring on the scares EA!

jeffv541
jeffv541

@Alex_09 Resident Evil 5 can not be compared to RE 4s greatness. Please, go rent the game, (on gamecube) Play it all the way through and tell me that you don't like it, the game is positively flawless.

izmickey
izmickey

I can't wait, i hope it'll kick@ss just like the first one did.

Fumpa
Fumpa

That image looks cool. Not sure if it's an old one or something new for Dead Space 2, but it looks really sweet.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

Dead space was a really good game and a prime example of why new games are often best released at a time other than the Christmas season. The only reason I ended up getting it was because I heard positive things and caught it on sale for $40.

Alex_09
Alex_09

@jeffv541 Not 4, I never played 4 so I can't say a thing about that game. Resident Evil 5 is the one I'm talking about, although I've got to say, based on what I saw in that one, I will never play the old versions. And maybe they made the camera angle but Dead Space's is a bit different, not to mention so much more intuitive. I think they knew what to do regardless of Resident Evil, they're smart developers.

ShootumUP26
ShootumUP26

im shaking in my shoes already sounds good.

shooters125
shooters125

Cool a new Dead Space. But EA please do take your time on this. Theres no need to rush it.

Night_dude
Night_dude

nice hope they make something new of it i bet its gona be hard cuz the first dead space was a blast

Bacbi
Bacbi

I hope it's a completly new story and character, the way Dead Space was made I don't really want a squal.

biocharacter95
biocharacter95

that would be awesome if they do come out with a new dead space dead space is an awesome game