LinkedIn continues to provide our only link
to the status of a true sequel
to Dead Space
. A recent job posting
on the professional networking site, created by EA senior recruiter Jeff Ballard, reports, "The previous installment in the Dead Space
franchise received numerous awards ... and the same core team is in place to create an even better follow up." The posting adds, "The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place."
With the point-n-shoot spin-off, Dead Space Extraction, releasing this week
for Wii, confirmation that the core-series sequel (expected for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) will soon roll into production phase comes as welcome news to fans looking for the franchise to stay the traditional
course. Hopefully, EA and developer Visceral Games' transmissions will continue to pick up from here on out.