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Dead Space 3 kinda, sorta announced

It should surprise no one, except maybe a select group of highly-excitable mothers, that EA and Visceral are working on Dead Space 3, but we thought we should let you know that, though no official announcement has been made, the game is pretty much definitely being produced.

Speaking during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello excluded Dead Space from a list of EA's "strong, growing franchises," because, "it will probably take Dead Space 3 before we get into that five million unit cadence."

Clearly, Riccitiello wouldn't have mentioned the game if it wasn't planned. And that's it. That's the whole story.

Well, that was short. This article can't just end here - I mean, you clicked! You, the literate public, clicked a link, and now you demand to be satisfied with more words about things! Well, let's see...

I did have a pretty weird dream last night. When it started, I was on an episode of Becker (remember Becker?). Ted Danson was getting all uppity about some everyday frustration while I was trying to deliver him a cake. Oh, and Ted Danson wasn't Becker-era Ted Danson, he was present day, gets-mistaken-for-Ron-Perlman Ted Danson.

Anyway, he just wouldn't acknowledge that I had a cake for him. He started ranting about Reggie's new boyfriend or something, and just wouldn't shut up about it. It was a pretty great-looking cake, too, with chocolate swirls and fondant flowers and all that jazzy cake stuff. So I started getting frustrated, right, because who wouldn't? Well, my dream-self wasn't going to take it anymore, so I smashed the whole cake right on his massive forehead. Suck it, Becker!

Obviously, I needed an escape plan, but lucky for me, I didn't need, or even have, a moment to think about it - at the very instant I cake-attacked Becker, I discovered and executed the secret to becoming unstuck from space and time a la Billy Pilgrim. I was instantly flung far, far away from the surprisingly-still-rerun sitcom. I twisted and turned through rippling planes of meta-reality, peering down (or was it up? or diagonal-ways?) at the corporeal as they fretted over bills, relationships, and unusually-shaped moles on their thighs. I breathed fathomless breaths of glistening non-air which inflated my newbody like Kirby's rotund fuselage, and each exhalation ejected puffs of cartoon-style smoke which propelled me deeper into the well of my psyche.

And when I reached the bottom of that well, where my mind's nucleus quietly vibrates in absolute darkness, someone said something about Dead Space 3, so I woke up and went to work and wrote this article about it.

Feb 16, 2011

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20 comments

  • FreedomPhantom - February 16, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    they should call it 3 Dead Space then they could call it 3DS
  • Yaro - February 16, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    That's one Wilde dream. It's awesome to read articles narrated in the author's voice. Specifically, I had this article narrated in my mind in T.W.'s laser time voice. XD
  • blakebeauchamp - February 16, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    Shocking.
  • 510BrotherPanda - February 16, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    As long as EA takes its time with it, and Dead Space doesn't turn into an "Activision" situation. P.S.~ Are the Dream Segment interludes coming back to TalkRadar yet? This one was a very good entry, Tyler. There's also a bunch of threads in the forums regarding it...
  • MattoMcFly - February 16, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I'm not sure if there are awards for "greatest tangent ever in a Dead Space related game article", but when and if there is, you sir have my vote.
  • Z-man427 - February 16, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I'll have to play and finish Dead Space 2 before I can fully comment on my excitement, but the series is one of the few legitimate survival horror franchise out now so more of it is very welcome.
  • batmanboy11 - February 16, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    Interesting article... also, to be honest Dead Space 3 was inevitable.
  • Garrigan - February 16, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    I love laser time!
  • SideOfBeef - February 16, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Another quality article from gamesradar. Keep em coming. Anyways, yeah not a huge shocker, and I look forward to playing this in a couple years.
  • oryandymackie - February 16, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    I think that Mr. Wilde's dreams could be a goldmine for a talented developer.
  • GhostofTaft - February 17, 2011 12:03 a.m.

    I love you, Tyler Wilde.
  • 8bitBaby - February 17, 2011 12:47 a.m.

    oh you.
  • RedAppolyon - February 17, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    This is article gold.
  • sid440 - February 17, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    I HAD THAT SAME EXACT DREAM, only in my dream i was Ted Danson and somebody shoved a cake in my face.
  • CoktorBloktopus - February 17, 2011 5 a.m.

    Me likey very much.
  • Trg564 - February 17, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    Best dream ever. Oh and Dead Space 3 should totally exist at some point.
  • quincytheodore - February 17, 2011 6:52 a.m.

    Such unparalleled article.. No, honestly..
  • Unoriginal - February 17, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    Thank you for this brilliant article
  • reecemunkey - February 17, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    I love you!
  • Zepaw - February 17, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    I love me some Becker.

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