Dead Space Co-Creator Glen Schofield Wants Dead Space 4

Fans have been clamoring for it, and apparently so has he.
Dead Space 4 or not, we're excited to see what's next.
Dead Space 4 or not, we're excited to see what's next. Visceral Games

Glen Schofield has had a colorful career in game development, having worked for decades on dozens of popular titles with some of the biggest developers. In his most recent interview with the folks over at Game Informer, Schofield talks about Dead Space and how, out of all the games he’s worked on, it’s a Dead Space sequel that he wants to do eventually. You can see the full interview here:

“Of course, it would be Dead Space,” Schofield said. And it’s not difficult to imagine why. The Dead Space franchise has had massive success with its three titles, Dead Space, Dead Space 2, and Dead Space 3. The series of science-fiction horror games let players enjoy a truly hair-raising gaming experience that is reminiscent of space-set horror stories like 1997’s Event Horizon. After working on three Call of Duty titles during his tenure at Activision, the gaming community is excited to see what the Dead Space co-creator is up to next. It might not be Dead Space 4 just yet, but we’re definitely happy to know that a career game developer like Shofield wants to see it happen as well.

During the interview, it was apparent it wasn’t just an on-the-spot answer. Schofield has cleary been considering a Dead Space sequel for some time now. Schofield shared some great ideas about what it would take to make Dead Space 4 happen considering the state of the gaming industry today. Cooperative multiplayer was brought up, and Schofield commented that a multiplayer story mode is one of the keys to the gaming industry right now.

Keep your fingers crossed for Dead Space 4.
Keep your fingers crossed for Dead Space 4. Visceral Games

Of course, a sequel to Dead Space 4 doesn’t rest solely on Schofield’s shoulders. Visceral Games, the company behind the Dead Space franchise, still holds all the rights to Dead Space, so ultimately the decision is up to them. However, even if Dead Space 4 never sees the the light of day, Schofield might be onto something. If not a sequel, Schofield might be considering an all-new project, possibly a spiritual successor to the Dead Space franchise. His ideas seemed to be pointing towards taking a darker approach to science-fiction horror, with greater emphasis on gunplay.

Most of this is speculation, but fans are already showing massive support for a potential sequel or successor to Dead Space. What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing a possible Dead Space sequel in the works? Or would you rather see an all-new franchise develop while adopting all the things that made Dead Space so great? Let us know in the comments section below!

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