During the EA Play Live presentation today, publisher EA announced the rumored Dead Space remake.
EA’s Motive Studios is taking care of development, with the game itself being built from the ground-up using the Frostbite Engine. Also, the remake will feature an “improved story, characters, and gameplay mechanics,” though EA didn’t provide further specifics.
That said, the premise will remain the same. You play as Isaac Clark, an engineer who’s tasked with repairing the USG Ishimura after crash-landing on the ship. However, he and his shipmates discover the USG Ishimura has been overrun with creatures called Necromorphs.
Dead Space released in October 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It’s considered one of the best horror games and has spawned several spin-off games, direct sequels, a comic book, and even an animated film.
That said, the Dead Space series has remained dormant since Dead Space 3’s release in 2013. In a press release, senior producer Phillips Ducharme acknowledged the admiration people still have over the series.
The Dead Space franchise made a huge impact on the survival horror genre when it was released 12 years ago, and I came to Motive as a fan first to specifically work on the game. We have a passionate team at Motive who are approaching this remake as a love letter to the franchise. Going back to the original and having the opportunity to do so on next gen consoles excited everyone on the team. As we look to modernize the game, we’ve reached out to dedicated fans and invited them to provide us with feedback since the early stages of production to deliver the Dead Space game they want and for new players to enjoy as well.
The Dead Space remake will launch on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. No release date was provided.