Get ready for Dead Space 2
In an interview at Gamesindustry.biz, general manager of EA Redwood Shores Glen Schofield, more or less confirmed the existence of Dead Space 2. More specifically, he stated:
“We haven’t announced anything yet, but I don’t think you take a game that’s rated 89 and just go, Well, that was a failure. And you know what, we’ll figure that out, because the hardest thing is the quality. If you figure out the quality, then at some point we’re going to figure out how to get that out there.”
So, what does this mean; is Dead Space 2 under development? Yes. EA would be “silly” not to finance a sequel to one of last year’s best games.
Schofield also stated his distaste about the industry’s release date strategies.
“Some people are calling this last year one of the best years in the history of videogames. You just had one great game after another, so we were just right in the middle of it, and you have to have a lot of money behind you to shout out”, he stated.
And you know what? He’s right! As 2008 was coming to an end, we saw one game hitting the market after another. With so many great games to choose from, some were left out of the game.