EA and Motive Studios have confirmed that a remake of the hit horror game Dead Space, the game coming exclusively to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
This is a ground-up remake of Dead Space, rebuilt in the latest Frostbite game engine and targeting the new generation of consoles. Motive promise this will mean “jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay”, but note that they will remain true to the original game from 2008.
Here’s EA’s recap of the story:
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.
There had been a number of rumours and reports over the last few months. While EA stayed silent on the matter, GamesBeat reported that the publisher’s decision to reboot the series was largely inspired by Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes. EA Motive will reportedly use the original 2008 Dead Space as their foundation, bringing the game into the modern era with refreshed visuals and new survival horror mechanics.
EA may have steered away from singleplayer games in recent years though they seem to be coming back on board following the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Sony’s power-selling slew of singleplayer first party titles is no doubt partly responsible.
Still, there’s been consistent calls from fans of the franchise for EA to return to it, even if the original developers at Visceral were shut down a few years ago. EA are just giving the fans what they’ve been demanding!