Dead Space Sequel Entering Production Soon

A sequel to Visceral Games' original horror game Dead Space is entering production in the coming months, according to a job listing noticed by superannuation.

"The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place," reads the listing.

Though Dead Space's initial retail performance didn't overjoy EA, the game eventually passed the one million sales mark. EA CEO John Riccitiello referred to the franchise as a "long-term big winner for us" in December 2008.

The job listing notes that the team working on Dead Space 2 has "complete autonomy and creative control" over its decisions, and that the "Games Label at EA is 100% committed to this IP, and has already worked on IP extensions such as comic, animated features, and action figures."