It’s been weeks of rumors regarding a Dead Space revival, and we’ve finally got a definitive answer for what’s next for the franchise. EA has decided to do a full remake of the original game. This was announced during the EA Play Live 2021 stream, and it will be releasing on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The remake will be taking us back to the USG Ishimura, focusing on Issac Clarke’s journey through an ever decaying space station filled to the brim with mutilated creatures known as necromorphs.
The remake is being developed by EA Motive, the same group behind Star War: Squadrons and Battlefront II. A teaser trailer was shown during the stream, with the familiar halls of the decimated station, a lone necromorph a distance away preparing an attack. Eerie for sure. The remake is being made with the Frostbite engine, same as the previous titles EA Motive worked on. According to the press release, the remake will offer “improvements to gameplay, while staying true to the original.”
EA Motive senior producer Phillippe Ducharme stated this revisit will modernize the original game for current-gen platforms, with the hope of reinvigorating the series for new and returning players.
“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,” he said. “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.”