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EA 'still has faith in Dead Space,' says Gibeau

Labels boss doesn't rule out future instalments in the horror franchise

EA still has "faith" in the Dead Space franchise, despite lower than expected sales of the most recent series entry, Labels boss Frank Gibeau told CVG.

Dead Space 3 released in January and though no sales numbers have been officially released by EA, the firm said in a financial call this summer that the sequel had failed to meet expectations.

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Gibeau suggested last year that Dead Space 3 sales would need to reach around five million units in order for the series to remain viable, however at Gamescom this month the exec indicated that EA hasn't ruled out future instalments in the horror franchise.

"No it's not out of rotation," Gibeau told CVG when questioned on the future of the Dead Space series.

"I mean, I'm not announcing anything right now, but I will say we had a great trilogy of games and we still have faith in that franchise.

"Dead Space is something that we're very proud of," he added. "We are not making any public announcements on what we're doing with the next Dead space, but we definitely have a great set of IPs to pull out of the vault."

One obstacle to the future of the franchise could be resource, Gibeau suggested, as EA only has "a certain number of teams" it can spread across both new and existing intellectual properties.

"The worst thing you can do as a company is try too many things at once," he said.

Earlier this year, EA moved to deny rumours that it had effectively axed the Dead Space series, noting that it's "proud of the game" and "the franchise remains an important IP".

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