However, Electronic Arts believes that the new co-op mode is exactly the reason the game has received five times the pre-orders of the previous title, Dead Space 2.
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau revealed this today and claimed that the feature has helped drive consumer interest:
We believe the new co-op gameplay feature is attracting a lot of attention and a broader audience
The previous Dead Space titles were focused on a specific hard-core audience. Dead Space 3 tends to change that with a wider focus. Will it live up to it’s hype is yet to be seen. However, after watching the videos being released by Visceral, I have to admit that the game looks beautiful.
Dead Space 3 will also be the first time that players get to have some action outside of the confines of a space ship.