Last month, Electronic Arts and EA Motive released a remake of the original Empty space. Nearly 10 years after the last entry in the series, EA Motive had big shoes to fill. Fortunately, the remake was released to universal acclaim, with many critics praising the way EA Motive improved on the original. Sure, there are a lot of questions about where the franchise will go from here, but it looks like EA Motive wants to play a part in that future. In a AMA hosted on Redditrevealed the developer’s desire to continue with the series.
“We have expressed both internally and externally that we would be interested in continuing our work on the Dead Space franchise. Our core group is passionate about the brand and we need to discuss what the right next step is for us,” the developer wrote . . “There are plenty of factors to consider at the studio and company level, but first the team will take a well-deserved vacation before determining what’s next.”
It’s way too early to tell how good the Empty space remake has performed in terms of sales, but the game’s performance will likely determine the future of the series. In an ideal world, fans wouldn’t wait another decade before rewatching the series, but many critically acclaimed games have struggled to find an audience of late; hopefully Empty space will not continue that trend!
The original Empty space released in 2008, and was followed by dead space 2 in 2011, and dead space 3 in 2013. Naturally, many EA Motive fans are expecting a remake of the second game, or maybe even Dead Space 4. This Reddit AMA isn’t the first time Motive has shown his desire to continue with the series; earlier this month, senior producer Phil Ducharme and creative director Roman Campos-Oriola hinted in an interview with GQ that they’d like to do just that. For now, fans will just have to wait patiently to see what the future holds!
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