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Dead Space developer working on 'bold new IP'

Visceral Games, the developer of the Dead Space series, is seeking an executive producer to lead the creation of a "bold new IP," according to a job description it posted on Gamasutra last Friday.

"The Executive Producer for Visceral Redwood Shores will be leading a bold new IP that is heavily backed by EA leadership," reads the company's posting. It goes on to detail the responsibilities of the position, from developing a prototype level which demonstrates the game's key attributes to growing the title into "a successful franchise capable of multiple versions."

The post offers no hints as to the nature of the new title, but based on Visceral's past work on Dead Space and Dante's Inferno, we expect that it may contain gore - at least a little. It could have something to do with 'The Ripper,' a confirmed-then-disappeared downloadable game based on Jack the Ripper, but given that this game is being called a "bold new IP" and "AAA title," we imagine that it's something else.

We'd love to speculate further, but with so little to go on, anything we'd come up with would be pure fiction. Could it be a game about a clockwork dental hygienist who's forced into battle against super-intelligent crickets on a glowing industrial space station? A space station with small, dimly-lit windows? Possibly.

Mar 1, 2011

Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer