Visceral’s Dead Space enjoyed both critical acclaim and healthy sales and as such a sequel was always on the cards. Dead Space 2, slated for a 2010 release, has been eagerly awaited by fans hungry for more sci-fi survival horror action, but recently there has been cause for concern that the game might not live up to the award-winning original.
Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, the Senior Development Director and Executive Producer of Dead Space, have left Visceral to join Activision leaving many to wonder what the future will hold for the sequel. The two undoubtedly were instrumental in the game’s success and some fans had started to question whether the follow-up would be able to match the original without them.
As such the newly installed Executive Producer for the sequel, Steve Papoutsis, wanted to quell any fears that the game wouldn’t appease fans. In an interview with Computer & Video Games he was quoted as saying “It takes a lot more than 2 people to make a great game.” He continued to add that the success of the game was down to the entire team and that the majority of those responsible were still at Visceral working on the sequel.
Although the game hasn’t been given a definite release date as of yet, fans can expect it to be out next year.