Chuck Beaver, the story producer working on the Dead Space franchise at Visceral Games and Electronic Arts, said that the comments he had made about the story’s poor quality in Gears of War 3 were taken out of context and were never intended as an insult.
Speaking to IGN, the developer said, “I just wanted to jump in and clarify some of my comments that were taken out of context about Gears of War. First, let me say that I’m a huge fan.”
He added, “It is an epic franchise that has trail-blazed more than a few industry-leading player experiences and mechanics. It is deservedly recognized as a top-tier title. Its success as a property is evidenced by its giant sales and rabid fan base.
“The industry is far better for Epic’s contributions, and we all owe a great deal of inspiration to their work.”
The Dead Space developer’s original statements were published on an official blog of Electronic Arts and he stated that Gears of War 3 offered “atrocious, offensive violations of story basics” and had “literally the worst writing in games.”
Gears of War 3 was launched on September 20 of last year exclusively on the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, and it has managed to sell more than 6 million units, pushing the overall earnings for the franchise past the 1 billion dollars (760.5 million Euro) for its entire lifetime.
Dead Space 2 was launched during the first month of 2011 and moved protagonist Clarke from a space ship to a space station as he continues to battle Necromorphs.
Electronic Arts has announced that the game has managed to sell more than 2 million copies during its first week on all platforms.
Visceral Games and EA are probably working on another Dead Space video game
, although no official announcement has been made.