Dead Space News

EA Origin allows three games out to play on GOG

Good ones, and they're discounted.

EA has allowed three old games out to play on on and they are discounted for the occasion. The games are Dragon Age: Origins, which I love; Dead Space, which you told us off for giving 7/10 to; and SimCity 3000, which is how we'd prefer to remember that series.

Dead Space added to EA Access

In case you miss it on Games with Gold.

Those who subscribe to EA Access - the Xbox One service granting access to several EA games for £3.99 a month - will now be able to play Dead Space.

EA cans Dead Space series following poor sales of Dead Space 3 - report

EA cans Dead Space series following poor sales of Dead Space 3 - report

UPDATE: EA accuses VideoGamer of fabricating the story. VG denies allegations, says it gave EA a chance to comment prior to publishing.

Update 2: EA has accused VideoGamer of fabricating its Dead Space story, but the media outlet isn't taking these allegations lightly and claims that EA knew about the story in advance and was given an opportunity to deny it prior to publication, but for whatever reason, didn't.

VideoGamer has a detailed account of its correspondence with EA prior to publishing the piece.

But first, the accusations. Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore left a comment on a GamesIndustry report regarding the whole affair.

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EA boss mentions Dead Space 3

Series sales won't hit 4m until its launch.

Sales of Dead Space 2 have been double those of the original, but it won't be until the release of Dead Space 3 that the series will really take off, EA said.

Dead Space iOS spin-off out now

Slick trailer shows portable dismemberment.

This week's Dead Space 2 not enough to fulfill your intergalactic space horror needs? Worry not, EA has your back. A mobile version of its action-packed nail-chewer hits the App Store today.

Visceral unsure on Dante's Inferno sequel

Visceral unsure on Dante's Inferno sequel

And don't expect annual Dead Space titles.

Development on a sequel to Dante's Inferno is not underway, developer Visceral Games has revealed, and there are no immediate plans to get started.

Joystiq asked Visceral's Zach Mumbach whether we'd be seeing adaptations of the remaining sections of Dante's Divine Comedy.

"I'm sure that if enough people are like, 'I got 60 dollars for Purgatory or Paradiso,' then we would make that game. But I don't know. I don't get to make those decisions."

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Dead Space 2 isn't out until January next year, but developer Visceral Games hopes it'll be successful enough for EA to sound the call for a third game in the action horror series.

Dead Space, DiRT on GoD today

Space horror and rally reboot go digital.

Microsoft has confirmed that Dead Space and Colin McRae: DiRT will both be made available on Xbox 360's Games on Demand service today.

Used sales double Dead Space userbase

Used sales double Dead Space userbase

Schofield: 1.5m bought it, 3m played it.

Visceral Games boss Glen Schofield has suggested that used-game sales doubled the amount of people who played Dead Space.

"We also did studies on sort of how many unique users there were on the PSN network and Xbox Live and realised, you know what, there's over three million people that have played Dead Space," Schofield told the EA Underground podcast (thanks Kotaku).

"Maybe we've only sold one and a half million or whatever the number is, but there's something there because that means that, okay, there were a lot of used sales."

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Bond "constrained" Dead Space team

Gibeau: creative freedom drives quality.

EA Games president Frank Gibeau reckons that losing the James Bond licence brought out the best in Visceral Games, formerly EA Redwood Shores.

Dead Space, Mirror's will be "successful"

But EA exec says launch timing was off.

EA Games Europe's Patrick Söderlund reckons that Dead Space and Mirror's Edge will be considered "successful" based on their lifetime performance, despite a slow start contributing to a massive loss in the company's third quarter.

Mirror's Edge, Dead Space sequels likely

Mirror's Edge, Dead Space sequels likely

John Riccitiello sings IPs' praises.

EA has let the birds fly on a brand new Dead Space and Mirror's Edge game.

Silver-haired EA boss John Riccitiello has hinted that more Dead Space and Mirror's Edge games are likely to appear.

"We're very pleased with a lot of our new franchises this year. Spore... [looks like an] ongoing franchise, Dead Space looks like a long-term big winner for us... Warhammer will continue to perform very well," said John Riccitiello in a financial call, listened to by Gamasutra.

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Euro Dead Space DLC next week

New suits for Isaac.

EA has told Eurogamer that Dead Space downloadable content released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the horror title will not go live in Europe until 23rd October, the day before the game's European release.

Dead Space release creeps forward again

Unnerving, even by horror game standards.

EA has pulled the release of Dead Space forward another week in the US, and now plans PS3 and 360 releases on 14th October, followed by the PC version on the 20th.

Dead Space PC also on Halloween

So don't be frightened.

Good news, PC gamers! That expression is probably a Googlewhack by now, but here is some anyway: EA has told Eurogamer that Dead Space will be out on 31st October on PC.

Dead Space out on Halloween

Just finalising costume.

EA's upcoming science-fiction shooter Dead Space will be released in Europe and the US on 31st October for PS3 and 360, the publisher announced today, although there's no word on the PC version.

Dead Space has Gravity Gun

Horror shooter takes a hint from HL2.

Electronic Arts' promising survival horror game Dead Space was being shown off in a suitably creepy basement in London this week - and we couldn't help but notice that hero Isaac Clarke is sporting an ability that he's definitely picked up from Gordon Freeman's playbook.

Dead Space for PC, sequels possible

Dead Space for PC, sequels possible

EA blabs. DLC already in the works, too.

EA has confirmed that Dead Space will appear on PC, and says downloadable content for all three versions is under way.

Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer Germany, executive producer Glen Schofield also revealed the story would not finish there, opening the door to future sequels. Shock.

"I would definitely like to make future Dead Space games," said Schofield, probably through Gordon the Gopher. "I'd love for this to become a well established franchise; we've created a huge and rich back story and universe, so other games could easily be made."

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New Dead Space details

New Dead Space details

Survival horror for 360, PS3.

EA has let fly new details for Dead Space, the survival horror game due next autumn on 360 and PS3.

It turns out the team handling its creation is EA Redwood Shores, previously responsible for The Sims, The Godfather and Lord of the Rings.

It all takes place in deep space. You fill the boots of Isaac Clarke, an engineer on a routine maintenance trip to a mining vessel. But the dodgy communications system you're on your way to fix soon turns out to be the least of your worries.

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EA confirms Dead Space

EA confirms Dead Space

First survival-horror game.

EA has stomped its giant money-filled boots into the world of survival-horror today by confirming to us it's working on a new game called Dead Space.

Details are hidden like zombies in cupboards at the moment, with a big reveal feature due to air in the latest issue of magazine Game Informer, which describes it as sure hit for fans of films like Event Horizon.

Apparently a "renegade team" at EA is making the title, which will be "the most chilling sci-fi horror game the world has ever seen".

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