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Report claims EA to create FPS and flight game with Dead Space IP
Posted: 30.11.2011 13:11 by Jamie Davey Comments: 5
Publisher EA wants to exploit the Dead Space universe more according to a report, by developing a first-person shooter and a flight game of some kind, followed by 'Uncharted in space'.

Dead Space 3 is said to be Isaac Clarke's last adventure and set on an ice planet, where the white blizzards will replace eerie darkness; it remains an unofficial title.

An insider told Kotaku that EA wants the Dead Space team to expand and enrich the IP, such as an FPS instalment. In 2009 an on-rails shooter came out for Nintendo Wii, now ported to PS3.

There are ideas floating around for a flight game of some kind for Dead Space too. Once these projects are completed then "an Uncharted-like game" would commence production, reports Kotaku. Dead Space 3 was almost canned by a management reshuffling at EA, as they don't sell as well as other big IPs. No Mirror's Edge then?

Dead Space 3 is still in the pipe and we'll be battling "white-out blizzard conditions" and the necromorphs on an ice planet, Tau Volantis. What do you think of these rumoured new directions for Dead Space?
Source: Kotaku
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 30, 2011
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"DS' should always have been a FPS...thanks consoles. Flogging the proverbial horse so hard, I see horse flies.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Dec 01, 2011
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I enjoyed playing the game in Third Person, but I think that First Person would've maybe made the game a bit scarier. In any event the game was great, but this is quite a major push forward from gloomy dark and freaky spaceships to a Blizzard planet.

I think that it might increase the scare factor, because even though things are white and light, you can't see much ahead of you in a Blizzard, and the storms tend to block out noise as well. This means that we will be expecting a lot of.... unexpected events during the game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 01, 2011
herodotus
That reminds me. Time for a re-make of that quite good movie adaption Action/Adventure/FPS "The Thing" (particulalrly with the prequel doing the rounds of the cinemas).
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Dec 02, 2011
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I remember The Thing... though I never really had a chance to play the game, thanks to a selfish friend who had the game.

I can maybe look for the game, but I need to know if it will be worth my while to purchase.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Dec 04, 2011
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I tried DS 2 after reading some game writers saying that the controls were better than DS - also the handicapped kid helped EA to get their arses together and make the buttons reconfigurable - the truth?
DS2 controls are better then DS - but that is not an achievement - and the controls are on a scale from here to New York - well just outside the door better...
Configurable buttons? Yeah right - you can do it - on some commands - but best if your mouse can reconfigure its own settings to bind "e" or "r" etc to a button.

DS sounded very nice and everything with the space horror and everything - but gameplay, controls etc just made it a frustrating experience. It wasn't scary - I really wanted to stomp on everything - especially the developing teams sense of quality...