Dead Space franchise's future is 'up to the fans'
- Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 16:41 EDT by Ernest Lin
- 6 Comments
The continuation of the Dead Space franchise is now in the hands of the fans. If sales for Dead Space 3 are strong, Visceral Games will produce more games in the series. Also, Dead Space 3 could be the final game in the current story arc.
Earlier this month, I spoke with Visceral Games' Senior Producer David Woldman at a press event in San Francisco for Dead Space 3. One of the questions I asked him was in regards to Dead Space's future as a franchise: is Dead Space 3 the end for the series as a whole or this particular story arc? During the event, the developers emphasized that Dead Space 3 would answer the questions players had about the Necromorphs and Markers, which raises the possibility of the game being the last chapter for Isaac's story.
Woldman responded saying, "That’s really up to the fans. If they want more Dead Space, we’ll make more Dead Space. It’s very clean and very easy, right? We would love to be able to keep making games until the next-generation of consoles come out, but it’s really dependent on the people. If they want to buy the game and want to play it, we’ll make another one."
Sounds like if Dead Space fans want more games in the franchise, they'll have to vote with their money by picking up Dead Space 3. Even if the game ends the story arc, Electronic Arts is no stranger to continuing a franchise with a new protagonist and story. A case example is the Mass Effect franchise continuing on without Commander Shepherd. Dead Space certainly has a large enough universe to support prequels, sequels, and spin-offs.
Let us know in comments where you would like the future of the franchise to go.
Stay tuned to PSU for more Dead Space 3 news and my full interview with David Woldman.
Seruh | Seruh_
- 5:17pm EST - January 22nd, 2013
The good thing about Dead Space is that you don't need Isaac to keep the story interesting. I just want Dead Space to stick so it's survival/horror roots. I never understood why people felt the need to change the things that make their series so sucessful in the first place, Ninja Gaiden 3 is a perfect example. Ill just say that if making more DS games means turning it more into an action game, then they don't need to make anymore. Just my opinion.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 6:45pm EST - January 22nd, 2013
It doesn't really matter to me. One door closes, another one opens for a new series to take play, thats how I see it. I just hate it when sequels/prequels keep popping out, trying to keep a series alive and interesting, when actually it kills them.
- 7:32pm EST - January 22nd, 2013
Never good when a dev says this because means the last game is going to suck. I hope it does not but from sound of everything it is going to.
- 6:36am EST - January 23rd, 2013
Yeah, but does it do 3D?????
- 9:27am EST - January 23rd, 2013
We want microtransactions!!!!
Oh, and we also want ACTION ACTION ACTION! Who doesn't loves gears of war style gameplay in his horror games, right?
- 6:45pm EST - January 23rd, 2013
Are you retarded? Why do you spam that?
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