It’s a well know fact that EA’s original Dead Space didn’t quite live up to expectations on the sales front. However, publisher Electronic Arts and developer Visceral Games believed in the IP so much so that they decided to release the relatively successful Dead Space 2. The gamble to produce a sequel seems to have paid off, with the publisher’s CEO openly stating that Dead Space 3 is very much real.
Electronic Arts’ CEO John Riccitiello said that he believes the franchise will start having high sales once Dead Space 3 arrives at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference:
Right now we’ve got strong, growing franchises including Madden, FIFA… Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and Battlefield – I include them as one because we’re unlikely to ship them in any one year at the same time,” Riccitiello began. There’s also Mass Effect… Dragon Age… and the one that’s sort of not proven that’s coming later in our fiscal year, Star Wars: The Old Republic. That excludes Dead Space because I think it will probably take Dead Space 3 before we get into that five million unit cadence versus say three, four.
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