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Rumor: EA Working on a Dead Space First Person Shooter

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EA may be working on several Dead Space titles beyond the main trilogy including an FPS and an Uncharted-like adventure game.

Can't get enough of Dead Space? That's good, because there's a rumor that EA is working on a first-person shooter based in the Dead Space universe.

The news shouldn't be surprising given that the company has already churned out a sequel to the original survival horror 3rd-person shooter, a prequel rail-shooter spin-off for the Wii (and PS3), a puzzle game, an awesome iOS and Android 3rd-person shooter, comics and a novel. However an EA insider claims that the company is basically just getting started with the franchise, and is looking at new ways to expand the Dead Space universe.

According to the report, a Dead Space FPS isn't the only franchise "expansion" planned. The publisher aims to develop a Dead Space flight sim game where the player is piloting space ships instead of lurking down dark corridors. There's also a possible "Uncharted-like game" which, claims the source, hasn't gone into production yet because the title is still in the early stages of planning.

As for Dead Space 3, the EA insider claims that development continues despite "a management shuffle at EA" that almost killed the game. It will also be set on an ice planet, backing up previous reports claiming the game will take place on a planet called Tau Volantis that suffers "white-out blizzard conditions (Hoth clone?). The third entry will also supposedly be the last Dead Space game to feature engineer Isaac as the protagonist, thus ending that particular Dead Space trilogy.

The insider said that once the trilogy is wrapped up, the team will move on to the expanded games as previously mentioned: the FPS, the adventure game and the flight sim. Naturally given that EA hasn't announced anything official, everything reported here is mere rumor.

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    synd , December 3, 2011 7:20 AM
    Oh snap, now EA is going to milk Dead Space too...
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    el33t , December 3, 2011 7:56 AM
    I hope this series doesn't turn out to be another CoD massacre.
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    rohitbaran , December 3, 2011 7:57 AM
    Well, as long as they keep it fresh and good quality, I don't mind. COD was repeated without any significant changes, which led to its criticism among gamers. I hope EA doesn't do that.
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    tarekwm , December 3, 2011 8:37 AM
    EA can u please stop raping games..i mean a hit game if raped enough can turn into something ugly although liked dead space 1 ...dead space2 was sameold sameold...cant imagine ds3
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    alhanelem , December 3, 2011 9:01 AM
    as long as the game isnt horribly rehashed, like COD, and it isnt a console port for the pc version ill get it.
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    anony2004 , December 3, 2011 9:51 AM
    Hope to see the horror spirit maintained by the next Dead Space game...
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    joeman99 , December 3, 2011 10:39 AM
    Yeah, I really want to play one of those babies...
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    Mister Facepalm , December 3, 2011 12:40 PM
    They better not make the main series into an FPS... keep that for a spin off. The game works perfectly well as it is right now.
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    nutmanmatt , December 3, 2011 12:47 PM
    FPS................not sure about that....
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    Anonymous , December 3, 2011 12:49 PM
    I hope they don't ruin the series like they did dragon age. Thanks EA for ruining a great game (DA:o ) with consolized garbage. (DA2)
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    notsleep , December 3, 2011 2:39 PM
    at least we won't have to stare at a man's ass for 20 hours...;)
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    theuniquegamer , December 3, 2011 3:30 PM
    The EA trying to make it look like the doom 3. But Doom 3 is still a best horror game till today.
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    LATTEH , December 3, 2011 3:54 PM
    DONT MAKE IT AN FPS that ruins the game. The reason people like the game is because of the way the gameplay already is!
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    sardonicjester , December 3, 2011 5:01 PM
    FPS is the only way to go. 3rd person shooter games are HORRIBLE. Dead Space 1 was terrible only because of the 3rd person aspect. I was stoked to play it, then realized it was 3rd person shooter, gave it a chance for about 1 hour, sold that POS, and was just happy to get rid of it. waste.
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    Anonymous , December 3, 2011 8:15 PM
    I too hope they dont make DS3 a shooter. I like the 3rd person aspect of the game and its what makes it. Cant wait for the third game though. These are about my all time favorite games.
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    Killingmaster , December 3, 2011 10:56 PM
    Just make like skyrim, 3th person + configurable cameraview + firstperson ;p
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    Anonymous , December 3, 2011 11:39 PM
    i used to want dead space fps, then i took an arrow in the knee
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    Killingmaster , December 4, 2011 8:31 AM
    lol that knee joke from guard.
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    Anonymous , December 4, 2011 9:52 AM
    rohitbaranWell, as long as they keep it fresh and good quality, I don't mind. COD was repeated without any significant changes, which led to its criticism among gamers. I hope EA doesn't do that.

    EA started the whole repeat trend that Activision is doing with their EA Sports games like Madden.
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    glarimore , December 4, 2011 1:07 PM
    It seems to me like when you guys write an article, you just Google the article topic and post the first picture to come up as the thumbnail for the article.

    This is shown both in this article and your article about the rumored South Park RPG.

    No screenshot is better than a crappy, inaccurate screenshot of a beta version of a game.
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