EA scraps Dead Space 2 Wii, Simpsons games

Electronic Arts had a Wii port of Dead Space 2 game planned, along with a follow up to the utterly awful The Simpsons Game. Both titles have been scrapped in favor of other projects. I'm no analyst, but I'm willing to bet that nothing of value was lost.

The news comes via the LinkedIn profiles of EA designer Gerry Sakkas and freelance developer Matt Spriggens, who list the cancelled games among their work.

Seriously, is anybody upset over this? Show of hands, please.

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Shok2808d ago

Not surprising that it was canceled, but I had no idea they were making a DS2 port. Kinda interesting.

VMAN_012808d ago

Most likely due to the lack luster sales of Dead Space Extraction they decided not to waste money and time porting it over. I don't blame them at all for making that decision.

LoaMcLoa2808d ago

It sold bad because it was a fuckin' rail-shooter

PygmelionHunter2808d ago

I agree, they deserve it for being so damn lazy, not only because it was a rail-shooter and a spin off, but how can you expect it to sell well on the wii when they didn't release the first game on it? When Extraction came out, i only had a Wii, so do they really think im stupid enough to get a spin off game from a franchise i never got to play?

EYEamNUMBER12808d ago

if that was simply the case they would have never bothered working on a DS2 for the wii in the first place

stragomccloud2808d ago (Edited 2808d ago )

That's too bad. I've always wondered what it would be like to play the game RE4 style. Actually, sometimes I get angry at the game(I have it on PS3) and yell, "Why aren't you a Wii remote!" hahahaha

I might have still purchased the PS3 version.... but, I think for the core gamers who only own a Wii, this would have been like a gift from the gods! .....ok maybe I'm exaggerating a little. I mean, I've had my Wii since launch day, and I didn't loved it. I only got my Xbox and PS3 in 2010.

If they had move support... I might have bought a move.
Although I really just wish I could use the Wii remote and nunchuk..... Well, when a more high fidelity nintendo console comes out... I hope they stick to a similar control scheme... then I can have pretty graphics and awesome controls!

Venox20082808d ago (Edited 2808d ago )

better they could make a normal new Dead space game for wii and not a rail shooter.. that would be good and for them and for us, EA from time to time in these days are making stupid decisions and are failing because of them (most of all)

stragomccloud2808d ago

I was soooo excited when I hear EA was making a Dead Space game for Wii. And then I heard it was going to be a rail shooter.... because that's more in line with the "wii audience." I was so angry! You alienate both markets with that game. Don't get me wrong.... for what it was, it was a pretty good game. But, casuals wouldn't ever pick that one up, and core gamers would be reluctant to because it's a rail shooter. RE4 Wii style would have been awesome, and would have been a financial success.

DOMination2808d ago

Interesting yes, but I'd rather EA focus on the main platforms, they've had a great start to 2011 and they are really turning things around and becoming a quality publisher AND developer.

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