The original Dead Space came out back in 2008, and ever since its release, the game been considered a solid entry into the survival-horror genre. With the recent reveals at EA Play 2021, it’s been revealed that Motive Studios will be making a ground-up remake of Dead Space.
Here’s the teaser trailer for the game:
Here’s the official description:
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.
While the original games from Visceral were critically acclaimed when they came out, there has been some critique when it comes to the gameplay. We don’t know how Motive plans to rework the game entirely, but hopefully it stays true to the core of the first two games—unlike the third game which was said to have diverted from its original horror roots.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Dead Space, here’s the official summary:
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.
Besides its influence from other horror games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil, Dead Space also has some aesthetic influences from films like Ridley Scott’s original Alien; you can even say that the necromorphs are straight out of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
No release date has been set for the Dead Space remake, but the game is expected to hit new-gen consoles the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.