After my earlier report on a Dead Space 3 pre-order appearing on a South African website, (Which you can read here) more evidence of a sequel coming out is mounting. EA has now reportedly registered the domain name Deadspace.com. EA already have some domain names for the older Dead Space games, mainly deadspace.ea.com and deadspacegame.com, although at the time of writing this going to Deadspace.com just brings up a forbidden request page. Maybe EA have just gained the domain to be ready for the announcement of DS3?
The South African retailer, BT Games, have now responded to the sudden spark of interest they have caused by posting the pre-order for Dead Space 3. The Games operations manager Karl Klöpfer has denied the allegations of leaking the third games existence. He told Do Gaming the following:
“Any pre-order information we post on the BT Games site is only posted after we find information online from reputable websites confirming the existence of a title,at no point were we the first to announce a title. We have not leaked any information, if someone tweets something and you re-tweet it you’re not the one creating the information. To clarify our position, our pre-order pages are not necessarily an indication of a title’s existence. Just because we have a title for pre-order does not mean it is coming and it’s not a promise it’s announced. We are merely creating the opportunity for our clients to pre-order [in the event the title comes to South Africa]. We have not broken any NDAs with any publishers or distributors. It was never our intention to step on any clients’ toes, we simply want information to go out to our customers as soon as possible.”
So in short, BT Games are not confirming that Dead Space 3 is coming out, but they want people to pre-order it from them, just in case the game is released. BT Games have been asked by EA to take the pre-order page down which they have now done.