EA Motive Might Be Reviving Dead Space

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.

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