Rumors surrounding a new game in the Dead Space franchise have been circulating for a while. According to the latest report, the project might be a remake inspired by how Capcom reworked classic Resident Evil installments.
The news came from journalist and industry insider Jeff Grubb. According to his new report for GamesBeat, EA Motive is now working on a “full-fledge remake” of the first Dead Space.
If this information is correct, it means that the studio will build a reboot on the original title’s foundation, upgrading visuals and adding new gameplay mechanics. The whole concept is similar to what Capcom did with two classic Resident Evil games, as Grubb says that EA Motive is “taking notes” from these remakes.
Electronic Arts abandoned the Dead Space series soon after the third game was released in 2013. But looking at Capcom’s successful formula of reviving old Resident Evil titles the publisher might have decided to give the franchise a new life.
In other news, the game’s official YouTube channel changed its profile picture after almost a decade of being inactive. So maybe it’s another hint at Dead Space’s possible reboot?