Dead Space is still alive, but a follow up to this year’s Dead Space 3 isn’t in active development. That’s according to an interview that Eurogamer conducted with EA Games Label head Patrick Söderlund:
“I wouldn’t say it’s [Dead Space franchise] cancelled at all. Dead Space remains a brand that is close to Electronic Arts’ heart. It’s been a great brand for us done by a very passionate team. Is that team working on a Dead Space game today? No they’re not. They’re working on something else very exciting. You have to think of it from that perspective. Is it better to put them on the fourth version of a game they’ve done three previous versions of before? Or is it better to put them on something new that they want to build, that they have passion for?”
There were rumblings back in March that the Dead Space series was no longer in Electronic Arts’ thoughts after the third game failed to meet sales expectations, but I guess there will be more space horror, somewhere down the line.