Dead Space 3: No online multiplayer, less horror to broaden appeal, and a 5 million sales ultimatum
Editor's Note : In addition to this news, we can also tell you that a Wii U version is not happening and EA has also released a brand-new 20 minute gameplay video, which can be seen below:
According to Game Informer, Dead Space 3 will drop competitive multiplayer modes from the game after the negative reaction from Dead Space 2's multiplayer. The strong emphasis on co-op was done as a replacement for dropping online multiplayer modes from the game.
Some other details revealed by Visceral Games include it being less linear than previous games, more ammo drops along with universal ammo pickups, side-quest missions called "beta missions", and the ability to combine weapons. Previously announced details include drop-in/out co-op, an icy world setting, and new varieties of monsters and enemy humans.
In a different interview, EA reveals the series and Dead Space 3 itself needs about $5 million more in sales in order for EA to "justify" making future games for the series. While EA states they don't want to "piss off" loyal fans of the franchise, the decision to make Dead Space 3 less horror-based is part of their larger plan to broaden the potential buying audience for the series.
EA's Frank Gibeau had this to say:
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No online multiplayer source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-06-04-dead-space-3-ditches-dead-s...