Electronic Arts Announce Dead Space Remake During EA Play Live
26 Jul 2021
For those who have been waiting for a new Dead Space title since Dead Space 3 was released in 2013, there won’t be a new one. However, Electronic Arts announced during EA Play Live last 22 July, Motive Studios will be doing a remake of the original game by Motive Studios. As this is a remake, this is a going to be built from the ground up rather than a remaster.
Dead Space was first released in 2008 as survival horror video game that was developed by EA Redwood Shores. During the release it suffered from weak sales but slowly built up to over a million units sold and received critical claim for its development. The game is set on mining spaceship Ishimura that got overrun by monsters called Necromorphs. Playing as engineer Isaac Clarke from the third-person perspective battles the monster as well as struggle with increasing psychosis. The player explores the space ship solving puzzles, looking for equipment as well as ammo.
Motive Studios, the gaming studio that developed Star Wars: Battlefront II and developed Star Wars: Squadrons, will be doing the remake and UX designer Dino Ignacio who was involved in the original Dead Space will be doing consulting at Motive. Mike Yazijian who was involeved in the art work of Dead Space 2,will be art director. Former BioWare level designer Gary Stewart, will be doing the level design and Roman Campos-Oriola formerly of Ubisoft Montreal, was hired in 2020 specifically to be the Creative Director of the remake.
No release date announced but it will be developed for the Windows PC PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Press release below:
Electronic Arts Announces the Return of Dead Space, a Remake of the Sci-Fi Classic Survival Horror Game
JULY 22, 2021
Rebuilt from the Ground Up on the Frostbite Engine for Next-Gen, Players Will Experience an Improved Story, Characters and Gameplay Combined with Stunning Visuals and Audio Only on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-- Motive, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced during EA Play Live 2021 the sci-fi classic survival horror game,Dead Space™, will be returning as a remake completely rebuilt from the ground up. Dead Space is being developed exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio and controls powered by the Frostbite™ game engine. 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 - watch the official teaser video here.
“The Dead Spacefranchise 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,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space.“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.”
In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge...and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called “necromorphs”, Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.
Dead Space will be available worldwide on PlayStationⓇ5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. For more information and to stay up to date on the remake, visit the official website, like Dead Spaceon Facebook and Instagram, follow the franchise on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel.