EA Motive is working on the remake of the original Dead Space, after all! This is coming from EA itself that broke the news during EA Play Live 2021.
“Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship,” the press release says.
The remake is coming to the PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. We still don’t know when the title is due out. What we do know, though, is that the new Dead Space will be completely rebuilt from scratch using the Frostbite engine. And here’s the trailer showing some in-engine footage of what the game will look like.
In a very cool move, fans from the Dead Space community have been brought into the early stages of development to offer their feedback on how to modernize the original horror classic.
Speculations around a possible revival of Dead Space appeared last month. Journalist and industry insider Jeff Grubb said that the return of the franchise was apparently inspired by what Capcom did with two classic Resident Evil games, with EA Motive “taking notes” from these remakes.
The original Dead Space series was developed by Visceral Games, which was dismissed in 2017.