When I heard co-op was being added to Dead Space 3 I thought, “This is the beginning of the end!” It was apparent that EA desperately wants to widen the game’s target audience. Now, there’s nothing wrong with this, but at some point if you change too much you can ruin a series.
In an interview with CVG EA Labels president Frank Gibeau had this to say:
In general we’re thinking about how we make this a more broadly appealing franchise, because ultimately you need to get to audience sizes of around five million to really continue to invest in an IP like Dead Space.
He claims that the horror elements will still be present, but they’re trying to make the game appeal to more gamers by “adding” a few things. This scares me, why does every game have to sell five million copies? Three million isn’t good enough, really?
Antics like this are why the video game industry is beginning to lack innovation, everyone is going after all the FPS/TPS fans. Still, let’s remain optimistic until the game is in our hands. Check out a 20 minute gameplay video below: