According to VideoGamer.com, EA has ceased development on their franchise Dead Space due to lower than anticipated sales of Dead Space 3.
An unnamed source told VideoGamer.com that Dead Space 4 was in pre-production over at Visceral Games, with a small team at Visceral Montreal working on developing prototypes and collaborating on ideas for the game’s narrative.
However, VideoGamer.com source claims that the project was subsequently cancelled as Dead Space 3 failed to meet sales figures and that an EA Executive visited Visceral Montreal last month to inform them of the project cancellation and that the company will be restructured.
When contacted, an EA rep denies this and told TheParanoidGamer [quote]These rumors are patently false. While we have not released sales data for Dead Space 3, we are proud of the game and it continues to be an important IP to EA. Appreciate your help bringing down this baseless rumor.[/quote]