Anyway, take a peeksie at this job posting for then-EA Redwood Shores now-Visceral Games. Most of it is silly, boring, employment stuff - but at the bottom you'll find this:
"The previous installment in the Dead Space franchise received numerous awards for gameplay, visuals, and sound design, and the same core team is in place to create an even better follow up.And there you have it. Dead Space 2 is coming our way.
The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place."