Awhile back right when Vince and Zampella left Infinity Ward we started hearing about an Action Adventure game in development by Sledgehammer games. Apparently we will never see that game because it was killed in prototype. When they got the chance to work on Modern Warfare 3 rather than it’s offshoot they abandoned what they say was a compelling looking prototype in order to work on the main entry in the franchise.
I can say with certainty that I would have played a 3rd person Call of Duty, but as it stand I have little to no interest in the newest game in the series, especially with the large amount of other more interesting shooters on their way. What about you guys? Are you looking forward to the new Call of Duty or would you rather them have done something new with the franchise.
If you haven’t looked into the Dead Space series yet, now might be the time to do so! EA dropped both the original Dead Space 1 and its sequel by 40% on the EA Store, putting the original Dead Space at $11.99 and Dead Space 2 at $23.99. That sets your total to $35.98 This is the download version only, but honestly if you do some searching you can probably find physical copies for a similar price.
Either way, this one is available right here and now for playing. So if you’re feeling a survival horror itch, it might be a good idea to pounce on this deal. The sale lasts all weekend.
A job listing popped up at Electronic Arts for a Senior Online Level Designer for Dead Space 2. The job listing requires the employee to “be able to work collaboratively with Creative Director and Online Producer to create extremely fun, satisfying and polished multiplayer levels.”
I always skeptical when it comes to online multiplayer for games that usually don’t seem like they would have them. They always seem tacked on and then forgotten pretty soon after. Although I’ve heard Uncharted 2‘s multiplayer has held up pretty well though. Hopefully Dead Space 2 will have some twists rather then just having your typical online multiplayer.
Reuters reported that Dead Space 2 is currently set for a 2010 release. If it hits late 2010 that will make it arrive 2 years after the original, a decent space between the titles. 2010 is a pretty broad release window, but it is good to see that EA is planning on keeping the series alive.
If you can’t wait for Dead Space 2 then buy Dead Space Extraction on the Wii, no one is buying it despite getting stellar reviews.