Dead Space studio unveils new name; hints at new titles
Don’t get us wrong, we really enjoyed Dead Space (one of us more than others) and we’re keen to see how Dante’s Inferno pans out but, and we freely admit this is a terribly weak excuse, the studio’s name has always annoyed us.
Maybe it’s because of its location but more than once we’ve referred to them as Redwood Studios. We also believe sticking “EA” in a studio’s name when we all know it’s an EA studio is redundant (see: EA DICE) so, news of the studio’s rebranding is music to our ears.
Reflecting their “intense action-oriented” titles, the California based studio will now be known as “Visceral Games”.
Glen Schofield, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games, has commented on the new studio’s name:
â€œAction, intensity, excellence. It isnâ€™t just in our DNA, itâ€™s in our blood. For the past two years, we have adopted a new culture that prizes excellence above all else. Primal action is the beating heart of the studio and now our new name reflects that.â€
Dead Space was anything but primal and Dante’s Inferno suggests something totally diabolical (in a good way) so we feel the new name is a fitting moniker; clearly expressing the guys’ gaming-on-the-edge-of-your-seat ethos.
Apart from the aforementioned trip to Hell, the press release also reveals the studio are not only hard at work on Dead Space: Extraction, which we know is a Wii game, but also “two other unannounced titles.” If we take a wild stab in the deathly cold alien infested dark and assume one is Dead Space 2, that still leaves another game we know nothing about. Of course, there are no guarantees it’s a PS3 title but – we can live in hope.