Dead Space, the Survival Horror-ish franchise from all the back in 2008, has been one of EA's most prominent franchises in recent years. The most recent game, Dead Space 3, received all sorts of promotion - from online ads to television promos. Unfortunately, it seems like the game's sales just couldn't live up to expectations, and as a result, the franchise is now both dead and spaced. Eurogamer It seems the title also had something of a rough development process, with developer Visceral ordered to make the game accommodate Micro-transactions and (necro-)morph the game into something more action-oriented in the hopes of emulating their other big name franchise, Mass Effect. Evidently, that didn't quite pan out. This is the second franchise discontinuation from EA this year; in January, EA gave Medal of Honor a dishonorable discharge following Warfighter's disastrous reception. While EA continues to promote DLC for Dead Space 3, Isaac Clarke and friends have been taken to the curb (and stomped into pulpy bits).