Work on a new Dead Space sequel seems to be ramping up at EA, with developer Visceral Games posting job ads for new senior staff to work on the sci-fi survival horror franchise.
Job listings have appeared which confirm EA is looking to hire a senior development director, audio director and senior VFX artist to work on the Dead Space franchise. “This is a major opportunity to greatly contribute to an exciting unique franchise,” the job ads state.
EA’s been far from secretive over its intensions to expand the survival horror franchise, with EA Games president Frank Gibeau stating earlier this year he believes there’s room for growth with the series.
“The Resident Evil series was awesome, the early versions were phenomenal. [Capcom] did a good job of growing the franchise to a very large market,” Gibeau said.
“I think we still have some areas to grow with Dead Space in terms of trying to reach a broader audience without losing the quality and that survival-horror mechanic.
“That’s how we’re going to think about it as we think about Dead Space 3 and what we do next with the IP.”
Although Visceral Games have worked on both of the main Dead Space games, the two most senior people involved – Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey – left before the release of Dead Space 2 to form Activision’s new Sledgehammer Games studio.
They’re currently helping to create Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but it’s been theorised that if the Call Of Duty series ever did have a sci-fi spin-off – as has been rumoured numerous times – they’d be the ones to create it.