When I picked up a copy of a game called Dead Space closely after its release date back in 2008 - with a picture of a severed arm in space on the cover - I had no idea what to expect. I was aware that Visceral Games had developed it and even though they'd never made a truly incredible game, I adored their stuff.
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, From Russia With Love, and the wonderful, The Godfather: The Game were all exceptional in my eyes. Sure, they had their flaws, but they were always fun to play. Therefore, I suppose I had a degree of expectations for Dead Space, but I had no idea I'd grow to love it this much.
Many, many people here at Visceral have a warm spot in their heart for Dead Space, and right now we’re busy with Hardline and…other things,” … “but it’s definitely something we’d love to look at again.” - Visceral Games general manager Steve Papoutsis
Dead Space 2 is one of my favourite games of all time - I adore this universe. So obviously the prospects of seeing Visceral Games return to a series they themselves love is endlessly exciting. However, after the sales for Dead Space 3 didn't reflect the numbers that EA projected, the series has been put on ice...oh wait they already did that.
In any case, we now know that Visceral Games are working on a new Star Wars game and I'm wondering whether you'd pick Dead Space 4 getting a release date over what they're currently woking on?
Dead Space 4 vs New Visceral Star Wars Games
Now I adore Star Wars, don't get me wrong. I cannot wait for DICE's [Star Wars: Battlefront](tag:2684021), KOTOR is one of Bioware's finest achievements, and even Star Wars: Empire At War is fantastic. But there's something about the atmosphere and gameplay of Dead Space that makes it one of the most compelling horror universes in Video Games. The combat is so unique and action-packed, that it's surprising how well Dead Space works as an eerie horror. The amount of times the series has made me jump is crazy!
The idea of an open world Star Wars adventure is endlessly awesome, but if I was put on the spot and asked for one or the other, I'd want Dead Space 4. Bring me back into the mad world of Isaac Clarke, Visceral - we're all waiting for it to happen!
But I wonder whether EA will let them work on expanding the series after the success of Battlefield: Hardline - which is surprisingly fun - and the fact that Dead Space 3 didn't achieve the numbers they wanted.
Which Release Date Would You Pick?
Do you love Dead Space enough to cast a new Star Wars game aside? Are you a big fan of Visceral's games? Do you think Dead Space 4 can actually get a release date? Be sure to let us know where you stand in the comments below, gamers!