The iconic survival horror is getting a Remake exclusively for Next-Gen gaming consoles like Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Dead Space is a sci-fi survival horror game set in the 23rd century. The Dead Space franchise has been pretty dead since Dead Space 3’s release in 2013. Now, after 8 years, EA has announced a Dead Space Remake geared exclusively towards next-gen gaming platforms. The announcement was made on EA Play Live today.
The 2008 horror game was developed by EA subsidiary Visceral Games. The studio was shut down in 2017 to focus on a Single-Player Star Wars game that never saw the light of day. The official description of the Remake states:
“The sci-fi survival horror classic Dead Space returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up by Motive Studios to offer a deeper and more immersive experience. Harnessing the power of the Frostbite game engine and next-generation consoles, this remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay while staying true to the original. Dead Space will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.”
The remake will be made by Motive Studios, another Canadian subsidiary of EA. The creative director of Motive, Roman Campos-Oriola confirmed that the game will be powered by the Frostbite engine. He stated:
“We are not porting them, it’s not uprezzing the texture or adding more polygons to the model. It’s really rebuilding all these elements, shooting all the animations.”
You can watch the Official Trailer here:
Although it will be a Remake, the game will still not be an exact copy of the original. Other than sound and graphics improvement, players can expect to see some subtle design and storyline changes. Moreover, unlike Dead Space 3, there will be no microtransactions involved.