EA has revealed the reasoning behind the inclusion of co-op in Dead Space 3.
Speaking with MCV, EA’s marketing boss Laura Miele said that research the firm conducted, research based on the releases of both Dead Space 1 & 2, found that the original titles appeared to be “pretty scary”. This has since led to the decision to beef up the action and include a fully-fledged co-op mode:
“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. 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.”
E3 2012 saw EA release a 20-minute video which shows off the co-op mode, check it out here in case you haven’t seen it.