This new game could be something special, Glen Schofield, executive producer of EA's Dead Space, said as he told MTV Multiplayer its unusual history and how the game began almost as a protest. He made a good pitch and even explained away the biggest negative to eke out of the coverage for the game - that whole no-pause-button-fiasco. But more on that later.
Dead Space is an escape for Schofield, and the way he puts it, a relief for a lot of other developers at EA too. It's an original game about man vs. monsters on a creepy space-ship, a game borne from the fatigue of doing licensed game after licensed game.