Turns out Warren Ellis – comic writer, blogger, and president of the Southend-on-Sea bearded writer's association – laid some of the groundwork for EA's upcoming Dead Space. The writer, newly freed from an NDA, shared the info with subscribers to his newletter, writing, "I can finally say that I wrote a bunch of the groundwork, backstory and structure on the forthcoming EA videogame Dead Space, which recently got a comic prequel from the hands of Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith" (which you can watch here: one, two, three, four).

Ellis estimated that, although he submitted his contribution as far back as two years ago and that "there was at least one other writer on the project," he's "sure there's some of [him] in there somewhere." Let's hope so!

[Via RPS]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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