EA teases Dead Space sequel

Redwood Shores GM confirms new installment in deep-space survival shooter under construction; Army of Two, Battlefield: Bad Company follow-ups also hinted.

It would be a misnomer to say that the many new properties Electronic Arts is delivering this year indicate the publisher's days of annualized sequelization are behind it. After all, EA has made it abundantly clear that it plans to extend many, if not all, of these new franchises into future titles.

One such example is Dead Space, EA's all-new sci-fi horror shooter which debuted to rave reviews last week. In an effort to cross-promote the franchise, EA has signed respective deals with Starz Media and Image Comics to create an animated film and graphic novel to flesh out the franchise's storyline.

Now, the publisher has also made it clear that the franchise will see at least one more gaming installment as well. Speaking with Variety, EA Redwood Shores studio general manager Glenn Schofield confirmed that a Dead Space sequel is already under construction. Far from an official announcement, though, Variety notes that the follow-up is predicated upon the successful performance of its predecessor.

Variety also discussed future sequelization plans with EA Games label president Frank Gibeau. As part of that conversation, Gibeau revealed that both Army of Two and Battlefield: Bad Company have a "sequel idea planned." Army of Two landed to avid consumer interest despite a tepid critical response in March, while Battlefield: Bad Company brought EA DICE's massive-battlefield shooter to consoles with respectable success in June. EA also confirmed last week that Army of Two will be the latest publisher-owned property to head to Hollywood.

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futurebat
futurebat

Dead Space was amazing....i hope the sequal will be even better

downfall-cec
downfall-cec

Dead Space truly deserves a sequel i love survival horror killing necromorphs was frickin awesome i do agree though finding a good storyline plot would be kinda hard what are we doing this time fighting the necro on their own planet or mayyybeeee he brings one back to earth

andxgo
andxgo

GhostfaceL94, if you want the same experience as the first dead space, why don't you play the first dead space? correct me if i am wrong, but i think you are saying that you want to be just as immersed and drawn in like the first. My ideas for the second dead space would contain more ships that have the same problem or going to the center of the planet the Ishimura was orbiting around.

MajorTaluoy
MajorTaluoy

Dead Space 2,AWESOME.Even though Im still trying to get the first one, its nice to know there`s a sequel coming!!!

DeathsGrip6390
DeathsGrip6390

yeah this is great dead space was actually first horror genre game to actually make me somewhat scared to progress into rooms and move near vents lol excited for a sequel maybe add some co-op play too lol cause people tend to be easier to scare when in groups and added with trying to survive with a friend makes it all more enjoyable with the plot and characters although i was dissappointed played game through and never once met a seeker D:

GhostfaceL94
GhostfaceL94

after watching the ending of dead space, i was sure there will be a sequel to this game. Take your time EA, i want the same experience from the 1st Dead Space.

tv1202
tv1202

For Christmas I got an Xbox 360, with Dead Space and some other games. The commercials looked cool, and the reviews were great. Ever since I got Dead Space I coulden't stop playing. Its a great game!!!!! I already beat it, and I cant wait for number 2. Hopfully its just as good or better.

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

It seems kind of ironic that everyone is pumped for a Dead Space sequel, while not overly interested in an Army of Two 2. The trouble being that Dead Space was such a great game that EA has to be extremely careful not to screw up the follow up... while Army of Two was such a disappointment, its sequel has almost no where to go but up.

The_Mandalorian
The_Mandalorian

Dead Space has amazing graphics, some cool weapons, and a great storyline. It is by far one of the best games I have played this year and hopefully the second one will be even better. If you don't want to buy the game then I recomend at least renting it, beleive me it's worth it

Delston
Delston

Keatman, I am not usually much of a horror-genre gamer, but Dead Space is WELL worth enduring the nervousness it brings...it is one of the best games I have ever played when you look at the entire package. Finish it! You can do eet! PS - Lowering volume helps, I feel like Dead Space sports louder-than-usual volume for scare effect...

keatman
keatman

my heart is not strong enough to play this game. it creeps the juice out of me. i dont think will be getting this sequel.

phatbrain101
phatbrain101

I sure hope for the Dead Space sequel, and hope others take a good look at how a good action horror title is done.

fantom513
fantom513

Looking forward to the Dead Space sequel. The first one is one of my favorite games this year.

funnysplay
funnysplay

I havn't even played Dead Space 1 yet. And for the other 2 i couldn't give a care less.

TheClown24
TheClown24

my bet on the sequal name (because its obvioulsly not going to be army of 2 2) is Army of 2: Trans world operations

TheClown24
TheClown24

i want deadspace and bfbc and i have army of 2, and yes the storyline is bland and predictable but the co-op gameplay on the hardest skill is F**k**g brilliant, the most tactical shooter since ghost recon

skunkpants
skunkpants

Why make Sequels??? They just endanger the reputation of the predecessor... most of the time. Some can be good but there has been so many examples why there shouldn't be sequels. I remember Spielberg saying once, ''People ask me when i'm going to make E.T 2, i said that the first film is so good that i don't want to endanger it's legacy and ruin it''. Kinda ironic considering what he did to Indiana Jones :( but the point is clear!

Wezker619
Wezker619

Why are they making an Army of Two sequel. Dead Space 2 is going to rock and Bad Company 2 would be awesome if they changed around some of the gameplay.

spychi
spychi

F*** yeah Dead Space, is sooooo great I'm a huge fan of the Dead Space media and game

FLYEboi50
FLYEboi50

OMFG this is sofa king awesome YESSS DEAD SPACE 2 AND ARMY OF TWO!!!!

Gamerguy2915
Gamerguy2915

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SUPER-MAN_2005
SUPER-MAN_2005

Of course theres gonna be a part 2. Did you see the ending? Awesome game!!

HellJumper
HellJumper

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tomservo51
tomservo51

This is the most over-rated over-hyped game ive played in a long time. Very repetitive, and sometimes downright tedious.

firehawk998
firehawk998

EA plz take time with Dead Space 2. First one was awesome cant believe you guys made this. Dont turn the sequel into another yearly release that you guys did with FIFA and Nfs.

AnthraxAngel
AnthraxAngel

Its obvious that because of the huge success of Dead Space... the sequel is going to be really hyped. If its anything like the first installment when its released... then EA does not have a thing to worry about. Excellent game

Dahaka-UK
Dahaka-UK

Why have GS got this game down as a Sci Fi shooter when it's clearly a Sci Fi Survival Horror game?

artiebillymac
artiebillymac

Sounds awesome & hopefully Dead space turns out greater then the first .. .

BloodMist
BloodMist

Hope it's far less derivative than the first one was.

-HaloHitman-
-HaloHitman-

Why do they keep making sequals to video games? some games should just be left alone.

Alizerothree
Alizerothree

Deader Space. :) But honestly, I think the best thing they can do with the franchise is offer a multi-player element. One player controls Isaac, while another controls that crazy regenerating abomination that simply cannot be killed be normal dismembering. Would be a lot of fun to have to hunt the hero down, and vice versa.

ocdog45
ocdog45

everything has a sequal now.

Briantb_2008
Briantb_2008

playing it now and i do enjoy the dead space game

Darryl_Green
Darryl_Green

IDK about Army of Two but as for a Dead Space Sequel and Battlefield: BC 2 I'm extcited. 90's Baby ya dig @littlebiggamersblog.blogspot.com

RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

Since when do sequels have to be announced RIGHT after releasing the latest game? Whatever happened to the suspense of waiting a year or two to see if a sequel would happen? I actually kinda miss those days of uncertainty and excitement.

polsci1503
polsci1503

I take sequels to Dead Space and Bad Company, thank you very much.

drumbreak1
drumbreak1

I'm itching to get my hands just on the first one same with bfbc, and ao2 was awesome can't wait for a sequel for that so many good games such a small wallet hahaha :D

Crusader-Z
Crusader-Z

i hope they have some ideas for online....

KyleMD03
KyleMD03

After reading some of the comments since my first post I have an idea for Dead Space 2. (Possible Spoilers for those that have not finished Dead Space yet) Those of us that followed the No Known Survivors website we saw that Agent Becker from "TUB Dwellers" contacted Chan to report on the Ishi being in the Aegis cluster and that the distress beacon would reach earth in 13 minutes. With Mr. Clark catching up with the long lost Nicole maybe some military ship or ships will shockpoint in and fish the shuttle out of the water much like the Valor did with the escape pod. It would be awesome to see co-op have both online and offline ability, possibly two characters split up on a ship working towards the middle then linking up. I could see a ship being torn up by the debris from Aegis 7 upon entry.

wh1te_m4trix
wh1te_m4trix

That's nice, although i'm hoping they don't start milking the series. It'd be nice to see another Bad Company, the first ones multiplayer is very enjoyable, although i'd like to see the simple option of prone being added, atleast for the snipers.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Sure, I haven't beat Dead Space yet, and I am still barely touching Warhammer online, but yes. I do welcome news of a sequel. -I do need more money, and more free time though. ---I mean holy damn.

spawnassasin
spawnassasin

WTF i still havent played the first one yet