Rumor: Dead Space devs making free-to-play MOBA?

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor October 10, 2012
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After making a successful third person horror game trilogy what should a studio focus on next? Well for the Dead Space devs at Visceral Games that focus seems to be a directed towards a new Free-to-play MOBA. As pointed out by IGN, the developers first posted job opening for a Global Community Manager that specifically requires an "unhealthy passion for MOBA games" in its candidates.

The developers then went on to open a game designer position asking for someone with "experience on MOBA, Action RTS, Action RPG, or Related Genres". Hmmm.....

Both positions have since been filled but Visceral is still looking for a Lead Multiplayer Map Designer with "deep knowledge of multiplayer gaming" as well as a character concept artist for an "upcoming PC action title."

So where does the F2P work into this equation? The hint lies within the Global COmmunity Manager listing where the ad mentions that the successful candidate "will also work with Play4Free’s third party operations". Play4Free is of course the F2P extension of EA.

Past this point we have no clue as to exactly what they are making. Some suggest a Dead Space MOBA but my hunch is that it follows something similar along the lines of the FPS MOBA Super Monday Night Combat. Then again it could have nothing to do with Dead Space or FPS. What are your thoughts?

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (27)

Brostix 8 years ago
They have to make a Dead space MMO survival... And they will be rich!

TevenxD 9 years ago
Hmmm... Defiantly Will Have To Check This Out

Nightmaretech 9 years ago
Sonstead of coming up with a 3rd person open world shooter they decide to make a moba....

Kinsgan 9 years ago
seriously... why a moba? why cant they just make an action shooter or something again like they used to. seems stupid they'd turn into sheep

Nevran 9 years ago
the real question is after swtor does anyone trust EA to put out a decent let alone good online game?

lets also look at the other "f2p" mmo they have in battle forge.

they should just let dead space be as it is.although thats not likely to happen whenever ea gets dollar signs in their eye they just shovle out half baked piles of crap to make quick cash

ali 9 years ago
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cacalips 9 years ago
Why did mmobomb have shit game advertising in the border of the website now?

TheGamer 9 years ago
I agree with the guys above, its going to be a waste of money, the market is ruled by LoL,HoN and Dota 2 now, but you guys know EA games:

"PLY ZIS SH1T GAIME AND GIV ME U MUNEY"-EA Games philosophy.

Not going to play that MOBA anyway, my MOBA game is LoL right now, and i dont want to pay for full acess to a fcking MOBA that is the same as the others there fully free.

DC 9 years ago
Another MOBA? C'mon! I hate MOBAs! Please do something original!

Gabsuviu 9 years ago
Best thing to do with this game is a action RPG , upgrade weapons , gear etc .

And split the game in 2 types PVP and PVE .

PVP : Player vs player

PVE : Survival against necromorphs ETC (with waves bosses )

Chunck 9 years ago
Action mmo rpg will be better than simple mmorpg

xlcyruslx 9 years ago
dead space mmo, or shooter will be awesome :D

camper0131 9 years ago
feature is free to play some day you will say the same think

messiah 9 years ago
i wouldnt be surprised

Yet another MOBA failure.. 9 years ago
Sorry to say but the E-Sport MOBA thirst is already being quenched by LoL, HoN and now DOTA 2..

There is really no market for any game outside of those, as the other MOBA's that have come out have a pretty small following..

And I suppose it's going to have childish graphics and click to move RTS style controls as well?

Unless they do something truly cool and unique with the "3 Tower and Creeps" gameplay it will just be a massive waste of time and money.. Better spent on a true Dead Space MMO perhaps?

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HurDerp 9 years ago
Guys if they make a MOBA of Dead Space that would just be a fail. and can you really picture a MOBA game with the same atmosphere as Dead Space?

Payback 9 years ago
I would approve but the only problem is,
a) Getting attention from the MOBA crowd is hard due to larger MOBA games such as DOTA/LoL/HoN
b) EA (No doubt it'll be pay-to-win)

surice17 9 years ago
dead space as a moba yeah no big fail now as and mmo shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit that well be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat

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if they do make a moba... 9 years ago
it should be like dead space

Zemytr 9 years ago
Why make another boring MOBA... or a MOBA in general.

Make a F2P Dead Space MMO.

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Rinor 9 years ago
i think people are miss understanding this its not gunna be a DEAD SPACE MOBA its the producers of DEADSPACE making A moba its not really gunna be in that kinda atmosphere its gunna be in its own atmosphere i dont believe it will be anything like DEADSPACE if it is then im gunna be shocked

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Echoman 9 years ago
Dead Space is awesome, it would be sweet to see Free-to-play mmo with that atmosphere.


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