EA is reported to be reviving Dead Space, and Motive Studio is developing the game. As reported by Gematsu, Motive is supposedly working on a “reimagining” of the original Dead Space titles, which EA plans to reveal during the EA Play Live on July 22nd.
The rumor started with Jeff Grubb from GamesBeat, who said on the GamesBeat Decides podcast that Motive Studios project was a dormant EA IP that was going to be revealed during EA’s presentation. After that, the story was distributed by VGC, with Eurogamer hearing similar rumors and reporting the same.
Motive Studios previously developed Star Wars: Squadrons, and was also working on a project with the codename “Gaia”. However, this game was canceled after six years of development. The new Dead Space game is not a sequel to the original trilogy, just a reimagined version of the first three titles.
Dead Space 3 was released in 2013 and the series hasn’t had an entry since. EA denied that the series was canceled after Dead Space 3, but eventually shutdown Visceral Studios–the developers of the original trilogy–in 2017.
This is still just speculation, so it could be that Motive Studios is working on a completely different IP. Since nothing has been officially announced, we won’t know anything for sure until the EA Play Live event on July 22nd. The only confirmed game to be at the show is the recently revealed Battlefield 2042.