Only a handful of third-party titles can claim to be a commercial success on the Wii. Even fewer are given a second chance to become one on different platforms--and well after initial release, to boot. That's the rub that keeps me from believing EA Visceral's Dead Space Extraction will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3, but rumor suggests otherwise. And while persistence plus "no comment" doesn't equal validation, the most recent evidence to this game's existence on both platforms certainly lends credence to the whispers.
As Kotaku reports (via NeoGAF), a rendering engineer has recently listed Dead Space Extraction XBLA and PSN as a title he's working on. The engineer's profile is barebones (and now gone), divulging little more than the fact that it Dead Space Extraction will be a "port," and his work on it started in February 2010 up at EA Montreal, the creators of brodacious titles like Army of Two.
The current speculation is that the Extraction port may support Project Natal and the PS Move. In a conversation with G4, which probably helped fan the flames, Dead Space executive producer Steve Papoutsis commented that the idea of a Natal or Move-support Extraction "sounds pretty cool." He added, "That's all you can really say about that."
I'm wondering what you have to say about this. Would you buy Extraction if it were ever available on XBLA or PSN? What if it supported Natal? Would you buy it if there was a cheat code that turned all the Necromorphs into dancing bears? Lord knows I would.