With Dead Space 3 leaving bad tastes in people’s mouths, and Dead Space 2 developers Visceral games being dissolved in 2017, nobody seemed to have much hope for the revival of the beloved game series. Or they didn’t, until yesterday.
Veteran games journalist Jeff Grubb has seemingly confirmed the existence of Dead Space 4, and the internet has rejoiced.
According to Jeff Grubb, EA is set to announce the revival of an established IP at EA Play, 2021 next month. Jeff was speaking a video stream regarding this topic, and said about the game – “we’re going to see it… if we’re not dead first”.
The seemingly morose comment had the internet’s mind churning for a while, as it all seemed too obvious. Dead in the name, pre-established IP – all signs pointed towards Dead Space 4.
If it is indeed Dead Space 3 that will be announced next month, then it is going to be developed by a new studio, as Visceral Games, the studio behind Dead Space 2 and 3 was dissolved in 2017, with all their key players being scattered across EA.
Dead Space 4 will be the first game in the Dead Space franchise of survival-horror games, after 2013’s much-maligned Dead Space 3. Dead Space 3 received a ton of negative criticism over its changing of the original series’s formula, and co-op gameplay. The co-op, mixed with the underwhelming graphics and surroundings just didn’t add much to a horror game.
All is not lost for the franchise, though, like Star Wars- Jedi Fallen Order proved in 2019, EA is back to delivering with great single-player narratives, a format that worked fantastically with Dead Space 1 and 2.
Will we be disappointed again or will EA deliver the goods at EA Play? We’ll all know by the 21st of July, as that is when it takes place. For full coverage of the event and Dead Space 4, keep following TechQuila!