Visceral Games is pretty intent on keeping the horror survival Dead Space franchise alive and kicking. Dead Space 2 isn't out until January but already Visceral are thinking about Dead Space 3.
However, they can't just make a game willy nilly. Executive producer Steve Papoutsis spoke with Eurogamer, revealing that unless Dead Space 3 receives a large "outpouring of support" from gamers and critics alike, it'll be a no-go.
"We've thought about it all. But ultimately, just like with Dead Space 2, we have to have the support from the players in order to do it.
"Hopefully the game comes out, people like it, it has critical support, and a lot of people buy it. And then we'll get an opportunity to do another one.
"Nobody's going to just let you go and do another game just because. You have to have the people that are interested in it.
"That was what was great about Dead Space 2. There was such an outpouring of support that it was easy for us to get the company behind it and give us the opportunity to make it.
"Games are complex and expensive. It really helps when you've got a lot of people who are excited and supportive of what you're doing. We can do great things when that happens.
"But when there isn't an outpouring of support it doesn't make a lot of sense to do that."
Dead Space 2 is out January 28 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.