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EA: Co-op In Dead Space 3 For Those Who Found Previous Dead Space Games Too Scary Solo

Posted on July 20, 2012 AT 06:31am

Research conducted by EA suggested that the first two Dead Space games were too scary, and so the team decided to add co-op to Dead Space 3 so players could share the fear.

EA Games marketing boss Laura Miele told MCV that the single-player aspect of the game was what scared players the most. However, she insisted that the publisher won’t be dropping the scare tactics used in the first two games any time soon.

“We were hearing feedback that they love the thriller game, but it was pretty scary, and the obvious next step was that they wanted to play with someone. So we introduced co-op into the game,” she said. “The horror of Dead Space is still all there. It’s still true to its roots and no less scary, but people felt far more comfortable playing it with someone else than they did doing it on their own.”

“Personally, I would rather go to scary movie with my husband rather than sit at home with the lights out watching one on my own. We’re looking for that to reach out to consumers that perhaps were not open to Dead Space 1 and 2.”

Do you think that the first two games were too scary?

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