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Dead Space 4 Cancelled?

Videogamer.com reports development of Dead Space 4 has been cancelled by Electronic Arts (though a next installment in the shooter series has yet to be announced) based on poor sales of Dead Space 3. They attribute this unconfirmed rumor to "a source familiar with the unannounced project" speaking on the condition of anonymity, who tells them the game was in preproduction at Visceral Games, and that a small team at Visceral Montreal was working on prototypes for the project. Their source says Visceral Montreal was closed as a result of the game being cancelled, which supports a report from a couple of weeks ago where a former Visceral Montreal employee claimed the studio's entire staff was let go. They contacted EA for comment, and were told the company does not comment on rumor or speculation (except when they chose to).

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19. Re: Dead Space 4 Cancelled? Mar 5, 2013, 11:04 Kajetan
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 10:49:
There is literally nobody with half a shred of common fucking sense at EA.
There is a reason why EA isnt any longer THE Behemoth of Game Publishing: A long line of stupid business descisions, which culminated in a more and more dire situation for this company.

Ten, fifteen years ago EA didnt flinch when a game tanked, because they had enough other games with solid or good sales to cover those losses. Now, they had to fire people and freeze marketing for a few months, because Warfighter tanked. What will they do after this debacle? Hoping that SimCity Online will finally hit the spot?
 
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