EA Remakes Legendary Horror Game “Dead Space”
by Sage Ashford
After weeks of rumors discussing the possibility of Electronic Arts bringing back Visceral’s survival-horror franchise Dead Space, the company confirmed that the series would be returning at the end of their EA Play digital showcase. As the rumors mentioned, this new game will be a remake instead of a sequel in the franchise, with Motive Studios completely rebuilding the game from the ground-up.
“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.”
In an interview with IGN, Motive also discussed their plans for bringing Dead Space to a new audience. They not only mention some of the design assets that weren’t used in the original game, but also they mentioned being aware of the gameplay and lore changes that occurred with the second game. Potentially, this is a remake that will also manage to evolve the franchise for the future.
Dead Space will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.