In an interview with Eurogamer last week, EA Games Label executive VP Patrick Söderlund confirmed that Dead Space 4 is not in development, and that Visceral Games — the team behind the first three games — are currently hard at work on something that’s “very exciting.” “Dead Space remains a brand that is close to Electronic Arts’ heart. It’s been a great brand for us done by a very passionate team.” Söderlund told Eurogamer.
“Will there be another Dead Space game? Who knows? Have we killed it? No, of course not. But right now that dev team is focused on something else that you and other gamers will be very happy with.” So no new Dead Space in the near future. It’s disappointing, but certainly not all that surprising. What would you like to see from a new Dead Space? Is it time for a reboot?
Come on guys, what the hell is going on over there? Are there THAT many butt hurt gamers out there? The Consumerist released their results for the WCIA (Worst Companies In America) today, and like clockwork E.A. gets top billing 2 years running. The Consumerist gave them an award for 2 consecutive golden poos. Possibly the best name for an award ever. E.A. is criticized for everything a game company could do wrong. Selling overpriced games, micro transactions, cranking out tons of mediocre products, terrible customer service and more. Head over to The Consumerist for the full story. It’s all coming down to which turd floats higher in the bowl. In the end, they’re all still turds. E.A. had better make some changes. What do you guys think? Who does your worst company vote go to?
Last night at GDC DICE showed off a visually impressive demo of Battlefield 4, featuring some gorgeous, open environments and some of the most realistic faces I’ve ever seen. It looks massive and more open than Battlefield 3, and did I mention it looks gorgeous? This is what next-gen looks like. Watch 17 incredible minutes after the break.
Electronic Arts has a massive Dead Space sale going on right now with discounts on all three games and their DLC. On Origin you can grab Dead Space for $10 (down from $19.99), Dead Space 2 for $10 (usually $19.99), and Dead Space 3 for $41.99 (regularly $59.99). The first game is only available as a Windows PC download, but the other two are available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. All of the DLC is down to $3.49 (usually $4.99) each. If you’re still on the fence about Dead Space 3, I suggest reading what Brittany had to say about it.
In Dead Space 3 you had the option of using real money to purchase additional resources for crafting items. It’s entirely optional, and opting out of throwing more money at the game you just spent $40-60 on doesn’t really affect the experience. Apparently, it’s only one of the first of many future EA games that will come with microtransactions. At the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom conference — which sounds absolutely riveting by the way, I’m really sad I missed it — Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen said “We’re building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way, either to get to a higher level to buy a new character, to buy a truck, a gun, whatever it might be, and consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of the business.”
The microtransactions in Dead Space 3 angered a few fans, but until it becomes an issue of pay-to-win, I don’t mind EA trying to make a little extra money off the games they make. Video game development is expensive, so if tossing down a few dollars-turned-Microsoft Space Bucks means they’ll churning out Dead Space games, I’m all for it. What about you – do microtransactions bother you, or are you okay with it?
The THQ many of us once knew and loved is dead. Has been for some time now actually, but now its games and assets are up for auction, or will be on January 22. Saints Row, Metro, Darksiders, Red Faction, Warhammer, Homefront… all these and more will soon go up for auction, and the list of potential buyers is growing. At least five publishers are interested in purchasing the bankrupt company’s intellectual properties when they’re auctioned off on a “title-by-title” basis. Currently, that list includes Double Fine (Brutal Legend, The Cave), Electronic Arts (Dead Space, Battlefield), and Warner Bros. (F.E.A.R., Injustice: Gods Among Us), among others.
It’s important to remember that this shouldn’t affect development of these titles, all of which are already well underway at their respective developers. THQ owned and published the IPs, but because it isn’t around to publish anymore those titles are being sold to interested publishers. You should still get your Saints Row 4 and Metro: Last Light, it just won’t have that snazzy new THQ logo in front of it.
E.A. might have been named the worst company in America, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some kick ass games out. Crysis 3 was announced and it looks INFREAKINGCREDIBLE. Mass Effect 3, and Battlefield 3 both with awesome campaigns and multiplayers. If you check out the video past the break E.A. updates you on the newly announced Crysis 3, new Battlefield 3 DLC, and Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer weekend. If you haven’t seen the debut trailer for Crysis 3, let me just say, it looks amazing. That and Battlefield 3 are neck and neck for the 2 best looking games out there.
Now this is a little surprising. Consumerist recently hosted a poll to decide what the worst company in America is, and after over a quarter of a million votes the company that stands above the rest is none other than video game publisher Electronic Arts. That’s right, the publisher that brought us Battlefield, Dead Space, Mass Effect, and the upcoming The Secret World beat out the banks, oil, weapons, and tobacco companies for the title of worst company in the country.
I’m not going to defend EA, because like any major video game publisher they’ve done some shady things. I just don’t think they deserve this. What about you? Who do you think should’ve won? READ MORE
Clearly Electronic Arts is a large company. Clearly they are going to be showing some major games at E3. Clearly. Some games that specifically interest me, and hopefully you readers, would be Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. Other than that, there is a whole shit ton of sports games. Past the break for the list fools. PEACE.