Dead Space was undoubtedly one of many standout sequence of the PlayStation three technology, however it was deserted when it did not rake within the type of money writer EA anticipated on the time. The agency does seem like softening of late, nevertheless: it’s bringing again fan favourites like Skate and EA Sports College Football, and can be diversifying its output by way of its EA Originals initiative, which lately attracted vital acclaim as a result of launch of It Takes Two.

Now, well-connected and very chatty Games Beat scribe Jeff Grubb has raised hopes that the sci-fi survival horror may very well be making a comeback. Whereas he didn’t explicitly check with Isaac Clarke et al, he did trace that developer EA Motive has been engaged on an “established IP” revival, and insinuated that we’ll “be pleased” about it. He added: “We’re going to see it [during the company’s 22nd July livestream] if we’re not lifeless first.”

In fact, there are a plethora of “established IP” in EA’s catalogue – actually dozens, actually. Few carry the status of Useless Area, although. EA Motive has been busy beavering away on Star Wars for a while, having beforehand labored on Star Wars: Squadrons and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Job listings have referred to additional initiatives based mostly on the movie franchise, though a statement from studio boss Patrick Klaus final yr steered it has “a number of unannounced” video games within the pipeline.

As is at all times the case with these sorts of rumours, the story stems from quotes so cryptic that it’s virtually unimaginable to extract an entire lot of substance from them. In defence of Grubb, nevertheless, his track-record is basically constant and dependable, so he’s in all probability on the cash in the case of EA Motive reviving an “established IP”. The query now could be easy: which one? We’ll in all probability have to attend till 22nd July to seek out out.



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