Dead Space Remake Announced.
Today’s EA Play Live event’s conclusion did not disappoint as we got the reveal that the original Dead Space is getting a remake! The project has been in the rumor mill for a long time. The project will be developed exclusive for new-gen consoles and PC and is due to give a big graphics boost to Isaac Clarke and all the horrifying adventures aboard the USG Ishimura.
EA’s Motive Studios, the developer behind Star Wars Squadrons and Star Wars Battlefront II, is rebuilding Dead Space from the ground-up using the Frostbite Engine. Besides reassembling the game with high-end lighting, textures, and assets, EA’s press release states that the game will feature an “improved story, characters, and gameplay mechanics”.
The publisher doesn’t go into details on what those improvements entail, but the narrative premise remains the same: as everyman space engineer Isaac Clarke, you’re on a mission to repair the USG Ishimura, a mining ship, only to discover it’s been overrun by terrifying alien creatures called necromorphs. These monsters have not only slaughtered most of the Ishimura’s crew, but they can also reanimate corpses. The worst news is that your girlfriend Nicole, is stationed somewhere on the ship. Isaac must race to find Nicole while combating the necromorph scourge as well as his own deteriorating sanity.
In a press release, Phillippe Ducharme, senior producer on the project, expresses the love and care going into the project saying “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 this 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 original devs behind Dead Space was Visceral Games and it shut down in 2017, and Dead Space creator Glen Schofield has since moved on to form his own studio and developed a new sci-fi horror game, The Callisto Protocol.
No release window has been released for the Dead Space remake, but it will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Check out the reveal trailer below.