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EA: Dead Space not dead, Visceral busy with Star Wars

Here’s hoping it’s secretly a crossover.

EA Games Label boss Patrick Söderlund has denied that the Dead Space franchise has been shelved, after production was stopped on the fourth game.

Dead Space 4 was reportedly in development before missed sales targets for the third game demanded a rethink.

Visceral’s Montreal studio was shuttered in February.

Talking to Eurogamer earlier this week, Söderlund wanted to make it clear that the team’s talents were, at least for the meantime, being put to use elsewhere.

“Dead Space remains a brand that is close to Electronic Arts’ heart. It’s been a great brand for us done by a very passionate team.

“Is that team working on a Dead Space game today? No they’re not. They’re working on something else very exciting. You have to think of it from that perspective. Is it better to put them on the fourth version of a game they’ve done three previous versions of before? Or is it better to put them on something new that they want to build, that they have passion for?”

This title is thought to be a new Star Wars game, as part of the company’s deal with Disney. Their involvement was confirmed in a press release last month – though DICE have laid claim to the Battlefront franchise.

Visceral Games, who created a number of licensed tie-ins under previous moniker EA Redwood Shores, most recently released Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel to disappointing reviews.

 

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