In an interview with Industry Gamers, Visceral Games senior VP Nick Earl said that Dead Space 2 will be more action-oriented than its predecessor, perhaps toning down the scare-factor in the process. What could be seen as a stab in the back to the original’s core fanbase, Earl says they’re making the move in order to appeal to a wider audience.
“The first one was well received, and we want to take advantage of that start with something that has tremendously wide appeal,” he explained. “We’re more focused on the action than the horror this time. We’re more empowering to the player.”
I was a pretty big fan of Dead Space, and I have to say, this sounds absolutely appalling. Fingers crossed the game still kicks ass, but this isn’t looking good.