Visceral Already Has Plans for Dead Space 3
Dead Space 2 wont hit store shelves for just about another four months, but developer Visceral Games is already chomping at the bit to move on to a third entry in the survival horror series -- so long as the demand from fans is potent enough. Speaking to Eurogamer, executive producer Steve Papoutsis said theyve already got an idea where the third game will go, but whether itll be made still depends on if Dead Space 2 is a hit.
"Weve mapped out where wed like to go with it," Papoutsis said. "Not at a super high level of detail. But, for instance, weve just released our novel, Martyr. Weve talked about the inception of the Unitology religion.
"Weve thought about it all," Papoutsis continued. "But ultimately, just like with Dead Space 2, we have to have the support from the players in order to do it. Hopefully the game comes out, people like it, it has critical support, and a lot of people buy it. And then well get an opportunity to do another one."
And not just another one, apparently. If fan support remains strong enough, Papoutsis said this is a new franchise Visceral Games would be happy to continue developing into the distant, almost farcically extended future. "Were working really hard to make sure this games better so we get a chance to do Dead Space 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 20," he said. "But when there isnt an outpouring of support it doesnt make a lot of sense to do that."