Dead Space 3 Producer Promises "Disturbing" New Content

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Dead Space 3 Producer Promises "Disturbing" New Content

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Dead Space 3 Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis says the development team is working on some "top secret" content that will be unveiled in a few weeks.

You don't like day-one DLC? No problem! Let's talk about week-two-or-three-ish DLC instead. Dead Space 3 will be out next week, and it turns out that we won't have to wait long for the add-on content to arrive.

"The team is hard at work on a top secret additional story that will be coming in a few weeks," Papoutsis said in a new Dead Space blog post. "We're not saying much, yet - but think 'disturbing' to get your imaginations going."

You could reasonably argue that a week before launch is still pretty early in the game to be talking about DLC but as Papoutsis explains, the nature of the business makes the pre-launch weeks an ideal time for the development team to work on new material. "A lot of folks don't know that when a game 'finishes,' it's actually out of our hands for a few weeks while it goes through manufacturing. So what does the Dead Space team do during that time? Well, we play the game a LOT," he wrote.

"But we also continue to make kick-ass content, so DS3 can be as awesome as it can be on launch day! You've probably seen some of the rad suits we've been making. Like the N7 suit: if you've played Mass Effect 3, this cool armor will automatically unlock for both Isaac and Carver," he continued. "And like we did for DS2, we'll also have some Day 1 DLC suits, like the Marauder, Sharpshooter, and Tundra Recon suits, that you might choose to pick up."

Okay, so there's some day-one DLC in there too. Sorry about that. Papoutsis also talked about the scavenger bot and "ration seals," and revealed that four unlockable game modes will become available after the game is beaten: New Game+, Classic, Pure Survival and Hardcore, which gives you just a single life for the entire game.

Dead Space 3 comes out on February 5 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Source: Dead Space 3 Dev Blog

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So this game now has a $60 price tag, day one DLC, more DLC out a couple of weeks after release and micro transactions? Turning out to be quite expensive this.

On the plus side the extra game modes seem to keep alive the survival horror aspects of the series from the sound of it.

At this rate, EA will be getting the equivalent of shipping 5 million copies of this game with all the DLC

I won't judge anything until it's out, but color me suspicious as of now

The Artificially Prolonged:
So this game now has a $60 price tag, day one DLC, more DLC out a couple of weeks after release and micro transactions? Turning out to be quite expensive this.

On the plus side the extra game modes seem to keep alive the survival horror aspects of the series from the sound of it.

You don't have to buy any of it unless you want to you know...the impossible mode in DS2 was pretty tough with only 3 saves but this one is just one life...challenge accepted.

PsychicTaco115:
At this rate, EA will be getting the equivalent of shipping 5 million copies of this game with all the DLC

I won't judge anything until it's out, but color me suspicious as of now

And the people who actually made the game won't be seeing any reward for it unless it gets an 8/10 or better from Metacritic. If any of them are even still employed by the time this ships because we all know EA has no intention of continuing this series.

BTW: Is it true you're getting a cameo in the next installment of the Hobbit?

DVS BSTrD:

PsychicTaco115:
At this rate, EA will be getting the equivalent of shipping 5 million copies of this game with all the DLC

I won't judge anything until it's out, but color me suspicious as of now

And the people who actually made the game won't be seeing any reward for it unless it gets an 8/10 or better from Metacritic.

Where did you hear that?

gigastar:

DVS BSTrD:

PsychicTaco115:
At this rate, EA will be getting the equivalent of shipping 5 million copies of this game with all the DLC

I won't judge anything until it's out, but color me suspicious as of now

And the people who actually made the game won't be seeing any reward for it unless it gets an 8/10 or better from Metacritic.

Where did you hear that?

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Edit: Sorry Fucking Captcha distracted me before I finished.
Fallout 3 devs got stiffed on a bonus because the game only received a 7.9 out of 10.

DVS BSTrD:

gigastar:

DVS BSTrD:
And the people who actually made the game won't be seeing any reward for it unless it gets an 8/10 or better from Metacritic.

Where did you hear that?

Then it was not a good one.

gigastar:

DVS BSTrD:

gigastar:

Where did you hear that?

Then it was not a good one.

And of course you just had to respond before I could edit in my explanation.
FUCK.

DVS BSTrD:

gigastar:

DVS BSTrD:
And the people who actually made the game won't be seeing any reward for it unless it gets an 8/10 or better from Metacritic.

Where did you hear that?

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Edit: Sorry Fucking Captcha distracted me before I finished.
Fallout 3 devs got stiffed on a bonus because the game only received a 7.9 out of 10.

That was the New Vegas Devs, Obsidian.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/116343-Obsidian-Lost-Bonus-for-Fallout-New-Vegas-by-One-Metacritic-Point

I've heard of shooting yourself in the foot. There are libraries full of ways people have tripped over themselves.

But with this DlC tease from EA ladies and gentlemen, we have just encountered a whole new breed of self-destructive stupidity.

oh well, I don't really see why people are so up in arms over DLC whether its day 1 or not. If you don't want it, don't buy it. Simple as that.

Ed130:

DVS BSTrD:

gigastar:

Where did you hear that?

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Edit: Sorry Fucking Captcha distracted me before I finished.
Fallout 3 devs got stiffed on a bonus because the game only received a 7.9 out of 10.

That was the New Vegas Devs, Obsidian.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/116343-Obsidian-Lost-Bonus-for-Fallout-New-Vegas-by-One-Metacritic-Point

Thanks, I would have done a proper search but I panicked when I realized I had posted a picture without the text.

DVS BSTrD:

gigastar:

DVS BSTrD:

Then it was not a good one.

And of course you just had to respond before I could edit in my explanation.
FUCK.

I was aware of the jokes source, and i still think it doesnt make for good joking material.

I agree with him I've become so disturbed I'm not buying it. That Microtransaction crafting system is the most horrifying thing I've ever seen... too intense for me guys. Adding in the notice of Day #1 DLC, that's bad too, but once you've already been so terrifying it kind of loses it's impact. The N7 armor after how great ME3 and it's franchise destroying ending was definatly added a lot of "class" onto that package. The gall stone cherry on top of a steaming pile of EA money gouging poo. A reminder of how EA can ruin even the best franchise, and to show us that Dead Space is now alone in falling, even if the causes are differant others have fallen before. :)

That bit of slamming aside, perhaps someone will find a way to derive enjoyment from it. Personally I'm waiting to hear stories about how much people spent playing the game. Not the inevitable "I beat it without spending a dime" the guy who says "I spent $200 on microtransaction currency, I bought everything... the Necromorphs worship my Issac as the second coming of Mau'dib, his name has become a killing word, and he even constructed his own sandworm to ride around the planet on for only $50 of that money!".

Oh wait, that was another slam... I should say something nice.

Well Issac still has a nice armor design that is positively awesome.

As long as they start working on launch day DLC after the game ships to gold, then I'm cool with it.

Also, this Steve Papoutsis guy seems to be "the guy" this time around. You know, "the guy". If the fans hate DS3, guess who's head will be chased to the mantle?

EDIT: Also, those unlockable modes sound sweet. I'm excited to unlock those.

Therumancer:
I agree with him I've become so disturbed I'm not buying it. That Microtransaction crafting system is the most horrifying thing I've ever seen... too intense for me guys. Adding in the notice of Day #1 DLC, that's bad too, but once you've already been so terrifying it kind of loses it's impact. The N7 armor after how great ME3 and it's franchise destroying ending was definatly added a lot of "class" onto that package. The gall stone cherry on top of a steaming pile of EA money gouging poo. A reminder of how EA can ruin even the best franchise, and to show us that Dead Space is now alone in falling, even if the causes are differant others have fallen before. :)

That bit of slamming aside, perhaps someone will find a way to derive enjoyment from it. Personally I'm waiting to hear stories about how much people spent playing the game. Not the inevitable "I beat it without spending a dime" the guy who says "I spent $200 on microtransaction currency, I bought everything... the Necromorphs worship my Issac as the second coming of Mau'dib, his name has become a killing word, and he even constructed his own sandworm to ride around the planet on for only $50 of that money!".

Oh wait, that was another slam... I should say something nice.

Well Issac still has a nice armor design that is positively awesome.

I thought the armor in this one looks kinda shit compared to the last one. He looks like a big ole grizzly bear... if you know what I mean.

At this rate, I'll be purchasing this game the same way I did the last two Dead Space(s)... a year-or-so after the fact for $5 on Steam.
Oh wait... Origin. [Insert cursing at EA here].

DVS BSTrD:

Ed130:

DVS BSTrD:

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Edit: Sorry Fucking Captcha distracted me before I finished.
Fallout 3 devs got stiffed on a bonus because the game only received a 7.9 out of 10.

That was the New Vegas Devs, Obsidian.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/116343-Obsidian-Lost-Bonus-for-Fallout-New-Vegas-by-One-Metacritic-Point

Thanks, I would have done a proper search but I panicked when I realized I had posted a picture without the text.

Happens to everyone, don't worry.

Now back on topic.

Full:
As long as they start working on launch day DLC after the game ships to gold, then I'm cool with it.

Also, this Steve Papoutsis guy seems to be "the guy" this time around. You know, "the guy". If the fans hate DS3, guess who's head will be chased to the mantle?

Correct. We'll see how big the DLC download is before jumping to any conclusions, unfortunately EA and the Devs it owns loves proving those assumptions right.

On the bright side, they are learning (somewhat). Perhaps...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121761-Dead-Space-3-PC-Wont-Be-Different-From-Console

Dammit. Whoever thought that news release would ender the game to the PC crowd should do something more suited to their talents, like garbage disposal.

well that's good that they have DLC to keep gamers from selling/shelf the game once they've beaten it.

NO! Not the return of Hardcore mode! I had a hard enough time with Dead Space 2's Hardcore mode. Now I only get one life? Ugh. How do lives even work in Dead Space? Or does he mean saves?

Look, the only Dead Space stories I'm interested in are "What happened to the main character from Extraction?" and "What happened to the pregnant girl at the end of Severed?" Funny how both those stories are related to Extraction, huh? If the DLC isn't involved in at least one of those two stories, then it's going to have to try REALLY hard to get me to buy it. As for the suits and other perks, no thanks. Don't care about that stuff.

The Artificially Prolonged:
So this game now has a $60 price tag, day one DLC, more DLC out a couple of weeks after release and micro transactions? Turning out to be quite expensive this.

On the plus side the extra game modes seem to keep alive the survival horror aspects of the series from the sound of it.

No. Harder modes will simply make it into a more difficult shooter. But it's still not gonna make it scary. No if you want scary, you'll have to buy the disturbing DLC.

EA has gone full evil on this one.

The Dead Space 3 producer calls it disturbing? I read Gantz regularly, good luck.

Andy Chalk:
"But we also continue to make kick-ass content, so DS3 can be as awesome as it can be on launch day! You've probably seen some of the rad suits we've been making. Like the N7 suit: if you've played Mass Effect 3, this cool armor will automatically unlock for both Isaac and Carver"

Who is this man talking to? 12 year olds?
Is there anyone here who cares about those fucking suits that are either useless clutter or game breaking?

I liked dead space 1 and 2.
I guess you can call me their target audience then but the more I hear about the monstrosity they turn dead space 3 into, the more appalled I become.
It's like they're having a contest of shoving as many things wrong with the games industry into this game as possible.

I like their idea w/ the hardcore mode. Gives the game a little bit of suspense, which this game looked like it needed. While I don't really like the idea of day 1 DLC, if it's just new armors then I could not possibly care any less. I really don't understand why people are getting so pissed. It's just a game and in the end you don't have to buy the DLC nor the game. Bitching on some internet forum isn't going to change anything. Not buying it will.

Sniper Team 4:

Look, the only Dead Space stories I'm interested in are "What happened to the main character from Extraction?" and "What happened to the pregnant girl at the end of Severed?" Funny how both those stories are related to Extraction, huh? If the DLC isn't involved in at least one of those two stories, then it's going to have to try REALLY hard to get me to buy it. As for the suits and other perks, no thanks. Don't care about that stuff.

The creators of Extraction confirmed that the main character from Extraction succumbed to his wounds in the shuttle and turned into the Necromorph you see Lexine kill in the ending. He's dead. Gabe and her hooked up shortly thereafter.

Lexine's fate is unknown, but he is definitely alive after the events of Severed... and being monitored. I wouldn't be surprised if some DLC or something fleshes that out.

Ed130:

On the bright side, they are learning (somewhat). Perhaps...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121761-Dead-Space-3-PC-Wont-Be-Different-From-Console

Dammit. Whoever thought that news release would ender the game to the PC crowd should do something more suited to their talents, like garbage disposal.

This is not a good thing for a dev to be saying. When he says "It will be no different." He means PC will be dealing with the same low res textures made for 4+ year old hardware, capped FPS, lack of customisable controls etc.

There was another interview with this guy where his attitude to PC is the complete opposite of what is expressed in that interview so end of the day, just have to wait and see but do remember there is no dead space 3 PC demo.

(And i now realise i misred. Carry on.)

Is this particular horrifying new content like most of the other content they released for DS2? By that, I mean of course unavailable to PC gamers anyways- even if it is day one DLC.

Please don't suck, please don't suck,please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck...

Here's to hoping that they can top the exploding baby grenades and zombie children.

The "disturbing" thing about DS3 is that its still going to sell.

I thought the heavy monotization of the game was the 'disturbing' content ....

Adultratedhydra:

Ed130:

On the bright side, they are learning (somewhat). Perhaps...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121761-Dead-Space-3-PC-Wont-Be-Different-From-Console

Dammit. Whoever thought that news release would ender the game to the PC crowd should do something more suited to their talents, like garbage disposal.

This is not a good thing for a dev to be saying. When he says "It will be no different." He means PC will be dealing with the same low res textures made for 4+ year old hardware, capped FPS, lack of customisable controls etc.

There was another interview with this guy where his attitude to PC is the complete opposite of what is expressed in that interview so end of the day, just have to wait and see but do remember there is no dead space 3 PC demo.

(And i now realise i misred. Carry on.)

4 years? Try 8 years since the oldest console (Xbox 360) was released.

gigastar:

DVS BSTrD:

gigastar:

Then it was not a good one.

And of course you just had to respond before I could edit in my explanation.
FUCK.

I was aware of the jokes source, and i still think it doesnt make for good joking material.

Dude, stop being a jerk. I get that some of us gamers are misanthropes that lack a sense of humour, but seriously what's he point in starting something like that up? If someone tells a joke that falls flat you don't harangue them for it, that's basic social skills

Disturbing content eh, that's okay, if I get anywhere close to being scared I'll just buy the best gun currently available and some health so I'll feel more secure.

Seriously how -IS- this survival horror anymore if you take away the survival aspect and with it the horror if you no longer have to fear dying?

Pedro The Hutt:
Disturbing content eh, that's okay, if I get anywhere close to being scared I'll just buy the best gun currently available and some health so I'll feel more secure.

Seriously how -IS- this survival horror anymore if you take away the survival aspect and with it the horror if you no longer have to fear dying?

It's not so much how quickly you die, it's how close you are to dying. If Dead Space, if played on the harder difficulties, can be pretty tense, since you'll be blowing through health packs like nobodies business. And in my experience, buying the best gun is unnecessary, since it's balanced in such a way that ANY gun can become the best if you upgrade it. Hell, you could finish the game using nothing but the plasma cutter.

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