Visceral Games has confirmed that a sequel to Dante’s Inferno is not underway and there are currently no plans to create one.
When asked by website Joystiq whether gamers would see adaptations of poet Dante Alighieri’s other works in the Divine Comedy – Paradiso and Purgatory – Visceral’s Zach Mumbach replied, “I'm sure that if enough people are like, 'I got 60 dollars for Purgatory or Paradiso,' then we would make that game. But I don't know. I don't get to make those decisions.”
Dante’s Inferno received middling marks from critics and a bit of heat from vocal gamers. That no doubt came as a great disappointment to publisher Electronic Arts who made a multi-million dollar marketing push for the game, including the purchase of extremely expensive advertising during Super Bowl.
In the same interview with Joystiq, Mumbach said that Visceral was under no pressure from EA to turn Dead Space into an annual franchise.
“I think they do a real good job. I've never felt like, 'We should be doing this, but EA is making us do that.' Especially since JR's [CEO John Riccitiello] come on board . JR's like 'Make good games. I need good games, give me good games.’”