EA has plans to uproot its survival horror series Dead Space after next instalment Dead Space 3, a new report suggests.

A Dead Space first-person shooter, a flight-based spin-off, and an "Uncharted-like game" are all being planned, according to Kotaku.

New management at EA apparently told the Dead Space team it needed to consider new ways of expanding the series, and "nearly killed off" the planned Dead Space 3.

Dead Space 3 remains in production, however. As previously rumoured, the game will be set on an icy planet where dark corners will be replaced by blinding white snow.

Dead Space 3 will apparently complete the story of central protagonist Isaac Clarke, rounding off the original series as a trilogy and allowing EA to expand Dead Space into further genres.

The new report is not surprising - EA has a history of pushing Dead Space beyond the core console instalments, albeit with mixed results. On-rails Wii shooter Dead Space: Extraction was developed as a prequel to the original Dead Space game, while downloadable puzzler Dead Space Ignition was released to accompany Dead Space 2.

There have also been comic books, novels and animated film tie-ins produced.