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Dead Space Dev's Upcoming Game is "Fastest Greenlit" and "Most Desirable" Yet
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Visceral Games’ next title is the studio's "fastest greenlit" and "most desirable" project.

That’s according to the LinkedIn profile of EA's senior director of business development, Hans ten Cate, who used to be a senior producer at Visceral between November 2008 and July 2011. 

During that time Hans ten Cate "developed a concept with small team of 5 for AAA game that became the fastest greenlit and most desired project at Visceral Games."

The online CV says the title is due for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in 2014. That’s in addition to a further unannounced game, an action title.

Last year talk circulated about the possibility of Dead Space 3 being an FPS, after a studio job listing promised "a major opportunity to contribute creatively to an exciting IP", providing you're "an avid FPS gamer" with "previous experience as a Multiplayer Level Designer on shipped shooter/action titles.”

Even further back some were suggesting that Visceral could be working on a Dante’s Inferno sequel.

Dead Space 3, Visceral’s latest game, hit shelves a couple of weeks ago, taking the top spot in the UK charts and inspiring some solid, if uninspiring reviews.

[via VideoGamer]


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Comment #1 by MightyPeter
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:33:55 AM
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Some single-player DLC for Dead Space 3, please?

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Comment #2 by Tridenter
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:48:14 AM
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@1 - There's "Awakened" coming in March.

And there's likely not going to be a DI sequel. Warren Price, one of the fellows from Visceral, was asked about it on Twitter and he said there wouldn't be because virtually all of the original DI team is gone from Visceral now.

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Comment #3 by Sith Dragon DDG
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:51:21 AM
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I'm still hopeful for a Dante's Inferno sequel.

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Comment #4 by deluxnugs
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:53:31 AM
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dont worry guys im sure that it's another Army Of Two game.

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Comment #5 by Tridenter
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:58:55 AM
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Actually, my mistake - it was Dino Ignacio who said it.

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Comment #6 by LickableLemons7
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:22:57 AM
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So am I! Dante's Paradiso ftw

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Comment #7 by Imperium 36CF
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:25:03 AM
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I would be totally fine with another Dante's Inferno game. I thought the original was pretty solid.

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Comment #8 by LickableLemons7
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:25:45 AM
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Well, Purgatorio too. Make a damn trilogy, Visceral.

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Comment #9 by Duken13
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:49:42 AM
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Microtransactions: The Game

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Comment #10 by iBlaise
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:57:30 AM
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Hopefully it's a Dead Space 3 remake (I know it's not), more horror please.

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Comment #11 by flyersfan87
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:23:24 AM
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Well, pardon me if I don't get stoked for a sequel to Dante's Inferno, a game that is heavily derived from God of War with a strong, easily-identifiable source material to make up for its blatant imitative design. The game has a 73 on metacritic, though it did manage to sell 2 million copies across two platforms.

I could see EA greenlighting a Dante's Inferno sequel because if nothing else, you're virtually guaranteed sales from lore fanatics and God of War fans but I don't understand why anyone at Visceral would be enthused by that project. The Dead Space universe is far superior in terms of new possibilities and alternate directions they could take.

Its most likely a Dead Space spin-off or if EA decides to take a complete 180...maybe a reboot of The Bard's Tale. If memory serves they still own the rights to that IP.

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Comment #12 by J Prime
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:32:03 AM
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Fuck EA. They are going down the same path Activision did when they fucked up CoD. CoD4 was good, but then they milked the shit out of it and now the cow is a whore. Same is happening with Dead Space. DS2 was excellent, but now DS3 is basically Gears a la CoD. The game is fine now, but will get progressively worse and turn in to some massive-multiplayer human-shaped necromorph with guns horde shitpile.

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Comment #13 by resevil239
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:47:52 AM
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@11 are you an idoit? there is no similarity between DI and GOW. DI was a hack-n-slash, not a third person shooter...That alone eliminates any similarity. though the fact that you pay attention to metacritic that much says a lot about your taste (and possibly intelligence).

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Comment #14 by MoldyClay87
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:52:21 AM
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There was never talk about DS3 being an FPS, and I said that in the article then as well.

You just made a random assumption because it said an "exciting IP". Don't be Kotaku, citing your own assumptions as rumors/news.

Also, Dead Space was just dethroned by Aliens: Colonial Marines, so I don't really trust the UK with buying games.

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Comment #15 by BIGGA B0SS
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:09:14 PM
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@13 last I saw n played GOW it was a hack n slash. Its not a third person shooter lol.

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Comment #16 by oP Porkins
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:09:56 PM
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@13 What planet are you from that considers God of War a third-person shooter?

OT: Haven't picked up DS3 yet, but I will when my friend gets it so we can do co-op since I don't find DS scary to begin with. You can only jump out of a vent so many times before people start to catch the trend.

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Comment #17 by XX HEH8ME XX
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:23:41 PM
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@13 I think you're confusing Gears of War with God of War

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Comment #18 by flyersfan87
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:32:31 PM
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@13 just owned yourself on the internet. I never even used the acronym of GoW. I wouldn't use that on an Xbox website out of concern it would be confused with Gears of War. That tells me either 1) you didn't actually read my comment or 2) you have never played God of War.

Also how does paying attention to Metacritic imply that I have bad taste in video games or low intelligence? You just owned yourself again. Metacritic is the compilation of game scores from all video game journalism outlets. It tells you essentially what every major (and minor as well) video game publication thinks about the game. It also includes a short aside from each review and a link to the full piece. As far as it implying I'm of low intelligence well...I must look like Braniac compared to you.

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Comment #19 by francisrossi
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:45:11 PM
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@2 - You think that would stop EA?

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Comment #20 by R00Ki3 117
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:55:51 PM
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guarantee it is dante's sequel

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Comment #21 by immortality20
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 02:08:25 PM
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Can't wait to play it, I love that company. Would love to see Dante's Inferno 2 as well!

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Comment #22 by SasileUchiha92
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 03:01:40 PM
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"Xbox 360, Playstation 3"

Interesting, I figured the next generation consoles would be out by then.

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Comment #23 by WalterWhite
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 03:30:47 PM
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Let's all cross our fingers together and hope that "fastest greenlit" and "most desirable" project doesn't translate into "another generic first-person shooter." And then let's cross our remaining fingers that that generic first-person shooter isn't what Dead Space turns into.

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Comment #24 by Wolf825
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 03:35:18 PM
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Fastest greenlit?

Must be Call Of Duty: Space Zombies.

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Comment #25 by HorsemanOfWar16
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:09:03 PM
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@3) Right there with ya!

Hmm interesting news on dead space developers.

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Comment #26 by Nevander
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:15:04 PM
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It's the new Army of Two, obviously.

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Comment #27 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:41:02 PM
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The beautiful irony is that #13 tried to criticize someone's intelligence

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Comment #28 by Monkey Wizard
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:07:39 PM
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@13 ahaha went on a haters spree and failed miserably.

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Comment #29 by DoNTM0CKME
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:57:26 PM
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@13 idk whats more entertaining. your post, or everyone else responding to it.

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Comment #30 by crunchb3rry
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 01:46:50 AM
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#13, metacritic is an average. Which is more reliable than something like GameInformer (a mag owned by a company that lives or dies by game sales) or someplace like Gamespot where you've pretty much just got that jaded moron, VanOrd, reviewing everything with an iron fist like it's his own personal entertainment to rile up fanboys and, as a result, generate site traffic.

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Comment #31 by King Ian Rulz
Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 07:37:51 AM
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#13, You should probably think about what you are going to write before you actually post it. While you're at it, don't let those fingers of yours type any faser than that little brain can keep up with. On second thought, how about you just remove your hands from the equation entirely? Just smash your head into your keyboard repeatedly. I'm pretty sure the end result would be a more intelligent statement.

See it's true! There are all kinds of things to comment on in the forums in order to get to 5 Posts! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

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