The Dead Space game franchise took the somewhat tired and old survival horror genre and gave it a breath of fresh air (or rather fresh vacuum, in some cases) by setting the games in deep space. Now Electronic Arts has confirmed that the franchise will get another new entry.
In an financial analyst's conference call this week, EA execs confirmed that the new Dead Space game would be released sometime in the first quarter of 2013. Game Informer reports that when they asked EA for more information, the company responded with the statement, "There’s no further information today but watch for several big product announcements from EA at E3 in June."
The first Dead Space game was released in October 2008 by EA's Redwood Shores team. After the success of the first game, EA Redwood Shores was renamed as Visceral Games and released the sequel, Dead Space 2, in January 2011.
EA has already confirmed plans to release a new Need For Speed game before the end of 2012, along with a new entry in its Medal of Honor first person shooter franchise. The publisher also has plans to release the sci-fi shooter Crysis 3 in 2013, along with a new SimCity game.
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