EA has effectively axed Dead Space 4 after poor sales of Dead Space 3 videogamer.com told us today. The development of Dead Space 4 being ceased and the effective axing of the franchise has come as a shock with the cliff-hanger ending of Dead Space 3 leaving the way open for Dead Space 4 to continue the story.
Although EA have not officially announced that Dead Space 4 is 100% not being made, the evidence gather so far certainly seems to point that way, although not all hope may be lost. Games have been cancelled before and saved thanks to fan protests and the same could definitely happen for Dead Space.
EA have denied the claims of Dead Space 4 being cancelled, EA has denied that work on a fourth Dead Space game has been shelved, telling Joystiq that the rumour is “patently false”. However, EA would not comment on whether Dead Space 3 has met the company’s sales expectations.
“While we have not announced sales for Dead Space 3, we are proud of the game and the franchise remains an important IP to EA,” a spokesman for the publisher said on gamesindustry.biz.
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