Dead Space 2 reconfirmed for PC

Following period of "consideration," the Windows version of Visceral Games' sci-fi/horror-survival sequel is back on.

February began with a rude surprise for fans of the PC edition of Dead Space. Publisher Electronic Arts detailed a release schedule that appeared to show that the sci-fi/horror-survival sequel was no longer in development for the PC. The lineup did list Dead Space 2 as arriving on consoles and handhelds, although an EA rep said the latter classification may have been a reference to an iPhone spin-off.

Dead Space 2 has been confirmed as now being in development for the PC.

Three months later, EA has released another earnings report and a new release schedule alongside it. The latter shows that, after a period of publicly announced "consideration," the PC edition of Dead Space 2 is back on. The news was also officially confirmed on Facebook and Twitter, the social networking sites publishers are increasingly turning to in order to make announcements.

Following months of rumors, Dead Space 2 was originally announced last December for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. According to EA's latest release schedule, the game is due out sometime in the publisher's fourth quarter, which runs from January to March, 2011.

Dead Space 2 will be set three years after the events of the original, which [SPOILER WARNING] saw deep-space engineer Isaac Clarke survive an onslaught of zombie-like necromorphs on the deep-space mining ship USG Ishimura. The sequel will reportedly see the population of a densely inhabited space station turn into necromorphs, with Clarke combating the mutated foes with a new arsenal of dismembering weaponry.

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Roushrsh
Roushrsh

@Raxyman Actually, my new PC has been running every game I've thrown at it on max settings with great fps (Haven't tried Crysis yet). It just happens every now and then that the game does something weird, it seems to be getting less and less as the game is progressing though, I'm now on chapter 7 and in 6 there was only 1 bug where a body part was floating in the air.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@Roushrsh Your PC suckd then because on all my play time i never run into something like that...

Roushrsh
Roushrsh

I'm playing the game right now, I absolutely love the scary atmosphere and the graphics look so amazing on max on pc compared to my PS3 version, only thing though, the game is buggy as hell, totally ruins the mood, sometimes enemies start running in circles in anti gravity or after they die their corpses start shaking like a fish and make floppy sounds while they bounce around the screen -.-

santinegrete
santinegrete

The first game in the PC version had fidly keyboard n' mouse controls that were barely configurable. And DRM. And that didn't stop me for finding it 'GOTY' great. Thank god sequel will come to PC too, but they have to adrees, at least, the controls.

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

@syafiqjabar Dear lord friend, you've gone waay too far off topic. I honestly don't care if you agree with my point of view or not. I placed it out in the open because that's how I feel. And I can't even form a campaign around my opinion because...."there are stuff like poverty and pollution..."? Alright......... Also, I don't have to do anything about PC piracy. The developers will do what is needed themselves.

analgrin
analgrin

I preferred the ps3 version of the original over pc so will probably get that anyway. Will wait for reviews before comitting either way tho. 280gtx, Q6600 @3ghz, 4Gb ram, win7 64bit, It hurts to realize thats becoming standard already :(

X-7
X-7

HECK YEAH!!!! I can't wait to get this for PC. I hope they put DX 10/11 support in. :D

fearless_alive
fearless_alive

oh and PS: I think i would have burnt down EA if they only released it on consoles. I have no problem with them but i don't own one. So thanks EA!

fearless_alive
fearless_alive

Just read that another game is pushed into the first quarter of 2011. So i guess it wasn't a good move. Dead Space 2 vs Future Soldier. Guess I'll go with Dead Space. Loved the first one. This will have to be as breathtaking as that one. Or even more :D

dnp25
dnp25

I LOVE PLAYING GAMES ON MY PC IT MAKES ME FEEL CUTTING EDGE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS THE BEST THIS GAME CAN LOOK GRAPHICALLY

dyziux
dyziux

Must get game, and must play as first Dead Space.

Velvundrgnd
Velvundrgnd

Fix the controls and this is great news

TO-SHIBA
TO-SHIBA

super pc version to come

karlsten13
karlsten13

thanks to whomever gave us pc peeps the love on this one ds 1 was great looking forward to this one- thank you again!

bube_bodom
bube_bodom

Dead Space for me is the greatest game i have ever played! Just one thing was really fanny and ridiculous, the monetary system. I mean why do you have to pay for the weapons and ammunition?! I know i ask too much but i think many people will agree with me! All I am trying to say is that they could make the game more realistic (like you find the weapons somewhere and you use them, not buy them from some computery thing). So long

Slayerduckie
Slayerduckie

Dead Space was the 1st game i pirated because if ran out of installs in the retail version. Buying the game and then having to pirate it to play it, just because u changed and formated a couple hdds, is NOT good EA.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@SephirothSyZtem And in the end, a PC version is already confirmed and will get released. All that matters is that people who game on their PCs can play it. And there is nothing you can do about it, and you cannot form a campaign about it or anything, because there are stuff like poverty and pollution people are actually willing to spend time on. Even if you limit it to tech stuff, there's net neutrality and freedom of information issues to care about. Nobody will care about your problem regarding games getting PC versions.

Wula_
Wula_

Dead space 1 was amazing when I set it to the hardest setting for my first play through. And it felt like a great struggle for survival from beginning to end. If they do it again and offer just as many if not more points of entry for enemies like they did for the first game. I will defiantly pick this one up ASAP.

Ascension84
Ascension84

I myself will be shooting this one up on Xbox 360, but still awsome news for our PC bretheren and welcome to the fight.

Bloodaxes
Bloodaxes

Hope there's more variety and "frightening moments" (if we can call it like that) then dead space 1 since to me the encounters were pretty obvious from were they were coming and didn't scare me at all. Oh look a ventilation ok there's 80% chance a monster will come out from there else it will be visible from far and faster to kill. All in all I liked the weapons and their customizations and hope they make it longer then the first one, these days they keep on making shorter games and focusing on graphics........

biagio55
biagio55

pelvist: well said comppletely agree

inferno394
inferno394

so what if these companies lose a million or 2 on piracy. These companies make billions a year! If they lost 10 million$$$ on piracy, (which they don't) that is like $10 to them. Piracy isn't making them decide which platform to release their games on. Its GREED. That being said, Dead Space is the truth!!! I can't wait to play on PC.

snake289
snake289

@ SephirothSyZtem I remember when Alan Wake on the 360 got leaked nearly 2 weeks before launch...

Cobretti1818
Cobretti1818

@SephirothSyZtem I was simply saying that the PC version will be the best, why wouldn't they release it? Also, Xbox piracy and grown exponentially over the last several years. If there a figure it has to hit for devs to stop releasing games on it?

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

Cobretti1818 Are you implying that pc games sell more then their console counterparts? Are you implying that console owners pirate games just as much as pc gamers? A assure you that almost every game released multi platform sells almost double on consoles when compared to pc's. More people pirate games on their pc's rather than a console. This is because it is easier to do so. This is just fact. Don't try to deny this. DRM came around for a reason.

chilipalm
chilipalm

Duh people. If you start supporting PC games by actually buying them over the console counterparts, then companies won't second guess whether to make a PC version. Pirating hurts too.

Cobretti1818
Cobretti1818

Duh, why wouldn't they put it on the best system out there? @ SephirothSyZtem Seen the Alan Wake torrent numbers lately?

kardmiliphen
kardmiliphen

Is this supposed to be the news? Has PC really fallen this much?

BloodMist
BloodMist

Good, good for them, now just give it some proper KB&M control this time.If Capcom can do it, so can EA.

shooters125
shooters125

While I generally dont play games for PC that can be played on a console they had better put this for PC.

LeadnSteel
LeadnSteel

@doontime I'm didn't say I was hating on the consoles I said I am annoyed that most developers are just putting their stuff out on consoles and are barley even considering the PC these days. The PC market is dying and it is because of the consoles, yet the PC's hardware is always 10 times better and games will always look better

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

And once again all console owners will fit the bill for everyone who pirates the game on the pc

biokrysty
biokrysty

YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA this is awesome

Ohaidere
Ohaidere

@djtim_3000 Okay Mr. Buffet, where exactly am I wrong?

commander1122
commander1122

EA is better then MS...bcoz their still care PC gamer...unlike MS...

joeborg14
joeborg14

I'll be getting it on the 360, unless for some strange reason it looks better on the PS3, unlike the first. Either way, loved the first, and can't wait for the second to blow me away!

calvinsora
calvinsora

Well, it's good that more people will be getting to play what will inevitably be an awesome game. But I always expected this, the first game came on PS3, 360 and PC, so they'd probably do the same with the sequel. I'll be getting it on PS3, like with the first game, but hopefully, this will end in boosted revenue for the company.

Daian
Daian

@Ohaidere Well,ok, now i understand where u're going with this, the production costs. While your explanation does make sense , the costs of porting are usually far less than that of making the game from scratch and also requires far less time to complete making any possible decent amount of sales well worth the work and time. Again, only IF of course it does sell decently and 1 million copies sold would clearly be profitable for most games especially for ports. In games where they spend ridiculous amounts of money on marketing and so on like MW2 they'd need bigger overall numbers to become profitable, at least when it comes to all platform income. But here, for a PC port, 1 million sold surely would equal worthy profit. In my example profit would exist,that's all that i was saying.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

well that's good. i thought for a second they were going to do an Alan Wake on us.

slayersdeath200
slayersdeath200

This is good news all platforms should have good games on them

djtim_3000
djtim_3000

@Ohaidere - wow - stunning disply of ignorance there. back to econ101 for you (assuming you've actually managed to finish 1st grade). Or wait... you work for the BSA/RIAA/MPAA or its cohorts? Or... you're a hollywood accountant? either way, fail.

PC4Me
PC4Me

@ Tidal_Abyss Agree. Let's hope they don't include it so I can get this game! I was surprised they included it on single player games, like settlers7, I wanted that game, but no way I'm getting it.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

YES. I was hoping to get this game, now I can. *The only way this can be spoiled now is with that pathetic 'constant internet required' drm. I refuse to buy any game with that, I have no problems sticking by that, that drm is just going too far- punishing the honest consumer too much. I'm all for protecting your product, and I'm a lifelong PC gamer that's NEVER pirated a game/music/movie/whatever, but that's just way over the line, when the pirates are just getting to things anyway- don't torture me for it, find a less offensive way to your honest customers. Bottomline, driving both the honest consumer and the pirates away still doesn't equal profit.

UbiquitousAeon
UbiquitousAeon

@HeftySmurf I still think that the aiming feels way too heavy. Having played both the PC and PS3 versions, I can honestly say that the aiming controls in the PC version weren't well done. Besides the DRM, that was the main reason I went with the console version. If its the same thing in DS2, it looks like I'll have to make the same choice again. But I'm hoping the developers learned from their mistakes.

3zone5
3zone5

Thank the man who put it back on to the schedule dead space is by far one of the best horror games i've ever played

QtrArt
QtrArt

the dead space only on ps3 but when they see people sad who not have ps3...but when in the first 2010 they thinking why we not make in Xbox 360 & PC....And good luck every one who have ps3 or PS or xbox360 ^-^