A research done by EA on Dead Space 1 and 2 concluded that gamers found the games too scary, leading to the decision to make Dead Space 3 more action oriented.
EA Games’ marketing boss Laura Miele spoke with MCV saying that the results of the research was the factor Dead Space 3 features co-op.
“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.” continued Miele.
Watch the reveal trailer below.