We all assume that EA is working on a Dead Space sequel but for the record, they haven't officially announced that project.
On the other hand, we've seen evidence to support the idea of a sequel, as developer Visceral Games recently began adding staff members to apparently begin work on Dead Space 2 , and now we have another unofficial confirmation from a Reuters news report : it quite simply says that the hotly anticipated horror sequel will ship next year. We're not entirely sure how they know this – they don't cite EA as a source – but it'd be great if the game did arrive on store shelves in 2010; it was one of our favorites of 2008, certainly. Unfortunately, EA did not corroborate the Reuters story, telling GameSpot that the information was merely "speculative." The original Dead Space had sold 1.4 million copies as of May 2009 and EA considered this number to be decent, but the Wii version ( Dead Space Extraction ) has done poorly on the sales charts.
Well, that game requires the capability of the PS3 and Xbox 360 to be fall-out-of-your-chair creepy, so while another Wii entry may be in question, we're fairly convinced that Dead Space 2 is indeed on the way. The only question is, when…?