Game Pro: Dead Space retrospective

GP: To celebrate the release of its sequel, we examine the development and reception of Dead Space and reveal how EA's survival-horror game helped mark a new chapter for the venerable publisher.

While Electronic Arts has a massive and varied portfolio of titles, it isn't necessarily known as a purveyor of original intellectual properties; mostly, the company is known for established franchises like Madden and licensed tie-ins. So when EA announced not one but two new IPs in 2008, Dead Space and Mirror's Edge, people noticed. It seemed to mark the beginnings of a new philosophy for EA, one focused on shedding its reputation as a company more interested in quantity than quality.

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