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Dead Space 3 Could Be an FPS According to Visceral Job Listing
Written Tuesday, February 28, 2012 By Richard Walker
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With EA apparently looking to expand the Dead Space series beyond its established third-person roots, a job listing could be pointing to an entirely new direction for the next game in the franchise, as Visceral Games is searching for a Multiplayer Level Designer with plenty of FPS experience.

In the job listing, there's the promise of "a major opportunity to contribute creatively to an exciting IP", providing you're "an avid FPS gamer" with "previous experience as a Multiplayer Level Designer on shipped shooter/action titles". It also asks that the ideal candidate be able to "conceptualise, direct, and build multiplayer levels for the game" and create "believable real world multiplayer level designs".

Lived-in, believable environments are key to Dead Space's innate terror, so as OXM points out, hiring a designer with an eye for building convincing real world locations makes a lot of sense. Previous rumours suggested that Dead Space 3 - assuming it is in development at Visceral - could be set upon an ice planet called Tau Volantis where Isaac supposedly encounters an enemy known only as the 'hive mind'.

This previous rumour also suggested that Isaac might be stalked and constantly taunted by 'Shadow Isaac', a dark, twisted and sarcastic version of himself in Dead Space 3.

Visceral Games is also on the look out for an Environment Artist to join its Montreal studio and specifically work on the Dead Space franchise in some capacity. So, that's a confirmation of sorts. The Dead Space series is set to return in some form or another in the near future. Whether that form is an FPS with an emphasis on multiplayer however, remains to be seen.

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Comment #1 by Maestro
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 06:51:22 AM
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Some are good some are bad but i hope this just stays the way it is. Change is bad sometimes

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Comment #2 by Darth_Krid
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 06:53:30 AM
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Urgh I hope they don't turn Dead Space into the millionth FPS. The industry is crying out for innovation, and Dead Space filled a unique niche and both the first two games were excellent. I fear if it goes that route, it will become just another franchise lost in the mire.

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Comment #3 by crymsonglacius
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 06:57:25 AM
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I can't agree with 2 more. The whole thing that draws you into dead space is the no HUD total immersion effect. Taking a third person game and making it feel like something completely different. If you make that an FPS you strip everything away from DS core.

That being said, I follow quite a few of the Visceral fellows on Twitter and quite a few of them have mentioned wanting to discuss a new project that they can't yet so maybe this has nothing to do with the Dead Space universe.

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Comment #4 by Terminator
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 06:58:10 AM
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No! They tried First Person with Extraction and it didn't work!

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Comment #5 by Tarbun
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:05:51 AM
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As long as the FPS is only for the MP. Dont mess with my single player experience!

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Comment #6 by XBOTS SUZORX
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:08:53 AM
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who cares? 1&2 sukked good riddance...resident evil ripoff in space..ill wait for resident evil 6...real fps champs...

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Comment #7 by sudarsanvr
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:15:13 AM
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lol, EA found a ways to shove MP into this game,

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Comment #8 by claas
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:15:23 AM
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Yeah fkit up just the way resident evils gone.

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Comment #9 by Darth_Krid
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:19:12 AM
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@4 I actually enjoyed Extraction (especially considering it was free with DS2!), it was fun to play and the only excuse I've had so far to stop my Move gathering dust. However, that was on-rails and not intended to be a game in the main numbered canon. If they did go the FPS route, I'm sure it'd be on a much grander scale than Extraction, but still it'd be a disappointment compared to what they have now!

As for #6 and #8, Dead Space 1 was infinitely better than Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space 2 probably was as well.

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Comment #10 by weephilymcvey
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:30:43 AM
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How about focus more on delivering the great, gripping sp experience that dead space is reknowned for and less on sticking on a not-needed mp.

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Comment #11 by love_handles1987
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:31:39 AM
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@6 you must be out of your mind. Dead Space 1 & 2 are great games.

This is bad news! Stick to your 3rd person roots PLEASE!

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Comment #12 by jvaferreira
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:40:36 AM
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Comment #13 by pokweeismypsn
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:44:30 AM
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Battlefield :Bad Company 3.Anyone????

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Comment #14 by F13CrystalLake
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:56:07 AM
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Seriously? Will not be looking forward to this at all if it becomes a FPS! And I loved DS and DS2

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Comment #15 by Fethennour
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:59:42 AM
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For f**k's sake, NO, don't you dare touch it ! This franchise is awesome as it is, please do NOT make it a FPS or something. :-(

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Comment #16 by Alex Fly
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 07:59:59 AM
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I don't like the sound of it... at all...

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Comment #17 by BlakeyBlake999
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 08:09:00 AM
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oh ffs! why!? fps is the most saturated genre ever!

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Comment #18 by andreslr6
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 08:09:57 AM
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WTF Are they idiots or what?? Why the hell would they need to change it from being a TPS to a FPS????? why?? what's the problem????? nobody has even complained about it... they would be complete retards if they do change it to an FPS.

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Comment #19 by Nakatomi_Uk
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 08:19:12 AM
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We dont need anymore FPS's there's enough of them as it is if one genre has dominated the PS3/360 gen it's FPS's and I am sick of them. Heck I'm even disappointed in the lack of great RPG's PS2 was great for them PS3 has just fallen flat.

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Comment #20 by chowder
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 09:12:30 AM
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This reminds me of a story I recently read about china selling (knockoff) kitchen stoves with an apple iphone logo. (Using an existing brand to sell something unrelated)

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Comment #21 by LIGHTZ
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 09:24:38 AM
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! that will destroy the game

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Comment #22 by kakihara301
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 09:26:15 AM
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Definitely in the running for the "Worst Idea Ever" award.

Just like that, EA ruins one of my favorite series. Like 3 said, the no HUD immersion is unlike any other. If this is true, f*ck this noise.

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Comment #23 by LIGHTZ
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 09:27:29 AM
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! that will destroy the game

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Comment #24 by BishopFrost
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 09:35:10 AM
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If its not broken dont fix it, leave Dead space as it is. If its a FPS I wont be buying it

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Comment #25 by Canadian_Wilson
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 10:05:05 AM
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This series does not need to become a FPS. I wasn't too pleased with the downloadable PSN Dead Space FPS game. Please leave it as TPS

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Comment #26 by tonio_dguez
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 10:48:39 AM
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NOOOOOO!! please nooooooo!! :(

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Comment #27 by xenoriddley
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 11:19:43 AM
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Oh FFS! We do not need anymore damned FPS!! If EA does that they are probably going to lose a lot of business on this title. I personaly loved the scare tactics and atmosphere that the TPS brought to it.

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Comment #28 by kiratachibana
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 11:22:18 AM
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Comment #29 by flstn35
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 11:28:08 AM
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I don't mind if they create a whole new FPS title but they should really keep the 3rd person shooter model. Don't break what works! I'd be extremely let down if the next DS3 is only FPS!

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Comment #30 by wheatley
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 11:39:44 AM
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Keep Isaac away from FPS. Apart from that, you do what you like with the franchise. I enjoyed Extraction, so if spin offs follow different directions from the main series, I wouldn't mind that.

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Comment #31 by BaRtMaN2466
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 11:58:32 AM
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Hopefully, it means you can switch between third person view and first person view at a touch of the button... I mean seriously, why would they change their award winning formula now?!?

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Comment #32 by theDane21
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 12:15:48 PM
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@#10 I agree some what with what you're saying DS 1+2 where great game, but there is a lot more replay value in RE5, I enjoyed all 3 games and I like that tape of shoot with a nice solid upgrade system and for DS 1+2 an awesome story (beats RE5 on that account for sure) and the connection between DS 1+2 and extraction, along with the animated movies is great.

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Comment #33 by kamijordan
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 12:30:32 PM
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I think that's stupid. It is suppose the games have all the same type. they can't change the game from a survival horror to a FPS! there's already millions of FPS, yeah I know it's a America type thing, like it's the new look of videogames. but still, I think that there is already to many FPS games and we don't need another one

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Comment #34 by abel1389
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 12:48:07 PM
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EA and Visceral... you are pissing in the wind if you're seriously thinking about doing this to Dead Space, and i hope it comes back and bites you HARD in the ass.

Don't you fuck up my game...

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Comment #35 by Lsnake
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 12:54:50 PM
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Go ahead. SCREW UP this franchise by turning it into yet another generic FPS series.

Damn if they do this, I so hope that people just won't buy it, the game will bomb and they'll be sitting there wondering what the hell just happened.

I want Dead Space 3, but I want it just like Dead Space 1 & 2. That's why I love the franchise, not another damn FPS game!

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Comment #36 by The Cosmic Suff
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 01:12:47 PM
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Comment #37 by dbigfeet
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 01:21:37 PM
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if there are doing a side game like extraction, cool. But if they touch isaac Clarke with this, they are doing one of the dumbest damn thing ever seen in gaming.

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Comment #38 by Blaze Naruto Shippuden
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 01:50:21 PM
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I wonder what yewjhin has to say about this. It would suck if it's a FPS or the horror feeling is gone.

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Comment #39 by SSWORM69
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 01:57:45 PM
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@4 that was more like an arcade shooter in my opinion rather than a true FPS that gives good control and actually shows part of the weapon.

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Comment #40 by AlejandroM
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 02:05:03 PM
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Another nail in the coffin of my gaming career if this happens.

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Comment #41 by WINAS3
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 02:27:38 PM
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>_< Noooo! Fuck that!
They'll ruin everything if they change it to a straight Fps, what will happen to my unique HUD, will it just be on the screen like every other game, shattering my immersion and taking from the experience; not to mention that it's not like we need another first person shooter in this clogged market anyway...
Dead Space the way it is was the ONLY reason I ever forgave EA after years and years and years of utter mediocrity...
I will be so very disappointed if this all transpires and they ruin Dead Space 3, a side story or something like they did with extraction if they like would be fine but not big number three itself.
Please no!!!

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Comment #42 by Dearu
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 04:31:18 PM
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Dead Space does not make sense as an FPS.

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Comment #43 by Riptide9
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 04:37:45 PM
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@6, name 1 resident evil that was a fps (other than dead aim). dumb ass

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Comment #44 by adin75
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 04:56:27 PM
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I'm with #5 on this one, no problem with FPS for the MP, but don't mess with the SP!

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Comment #45 by timewarp
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 06:02:43 PM
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Seriously EA Games at least hire the guy with experiance at fucking up beloved franchises, I hear George Lucas is available.

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Comment #46 by Prostigional
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 06:29:55 PM
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Hopefully this won't happen. I don't want Dead Space 2 to be the last Dead Space game I purchase.

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Comment #47 by twyz
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 10:22:10 PM
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Please let this be a joke!

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Comment #48 by King judah
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 12:22:15 AM
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Cant we write to the company?

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Comment #49 by H8_is_Bad
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 12:44:52 AM
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Hope it's optional for gamers to choose between 1st and 3rd person view.

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Comment #50 by Mr. Marble
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 02:07:42 AM
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Please don't!

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Comment #51 by AshtimusPrime
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 02:22:58 AM
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What difference would it actually make? If anything the game would be scarier as you can see less of your surroundings.

I think the only reason why everyone is against this is because they associate FPS with warfare FPS (CoD, Battlefield etc). The first thing that came to my mind were scary FPS like AvP and BioShock.

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Comment #52 by Musicedge
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 02:42:42 AM
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I love dead space and I have played every game and even read the books. But if they turn this into a fps. Man I will not be getting dead space 3. Do not change this to a fps. I mean if you had the choice to change from 3rd to first person. Sure I can see that. But don't turn it into a flat out fps.

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Comment #53 by Puppet Master
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 02:49:25 AM
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@51 Bioshock was good but not scary in the least and AVP was pretty awful.

If this becomes another FPS that would be disappointing didn't care much for the first since I got lost and thus lost interest. But I really enjoyed the second and I'm sick of mediocre FPS games.

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Comment #54 by steve_fox_fm
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 09:29:10 AM
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i will fuck EA if they do this step ....

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Comment #55 by DragonFight
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 10:41:35 AM
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Cant w8 i loved the first 5 Chapters of Dead Space 1 (i was to scared to continue xD) And Dead Space 2 Was Amazing Almost got platinum (im on chapter ehh dnt remember but im almost done with hardcore xD) ILL by this just cuz its Dead Space xD

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Comment #56 by Ey3s3ey0u13
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 02:14:21 PM
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Dead Space surpassed RE, SH, Doom as probably the best survival horror game. amazing job on all 3 DS, yea even extraction was awesome. cannot wait to hear more about this. just don't turn it into a goddamn fps and forget about mp. Not all games need it. loose the snow concept or it just might feel like The Thing remastered.

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Comment #57 by mistersting
Friday, March 02, 2012 @ 01:42:57 PM
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EA and their "must have multiplayer" BS...

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Comment #58 by jfonty
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 04:43:23 PM
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I find the whole Dead Space universe storyline engrossing, watched the videos etc.... there's plenty there to use, seems like I'm on my own but.....the environment needs to be opened up a little bit, I mean do you guys want walk around tiny corridors again?

Right now I'm playing DS2 which is a great game, but the best bits for me are when the environment opens up a bit, like the zero gravity sections or hallways. Maybe DS3 will be in and around a planetary base and an orbiting ship. If it's a FPS it needs to be a Dead Space spin off and not actually Dead Space 3.

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Comment #59 by PhunkSyndrome
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 04:07:46 AM
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Its official EA are the bane of my gaming existence, if they screw this up i will not be pleased 1 bit. also caught some comments saying dead space is resident evil in fuck!? res5 was diabolical and dead space is way better.

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Comment #60 by Helterskelter696
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:51:57 PM
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I'd rather have another ignition type game than a fps... However, Dead space 3 should stick to it's roots

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Comment #61 by NoMoreHeroes75
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 12:51:07 PM
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EA u better not FUCK UP one of my favorite video game franchies with BS FPS we already had enough of that bullshit COD i dont need it in my Dead Space!!! >:(

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Comment #62 by acepiolet2333
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 12:41:46 AM
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i don't like change

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Comment #63 by Phyrexian
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 02:06:45 PM
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Wow, that would suck if Dead Space went all FPS on us. Multiplayer only wouldn't bother me, but not the campaign.

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US January 25, 2011
Europe January 28, 2011

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