By FREE THINKERS COLLECTIVE February 28, 2022
Dead Space is an upcoming remake of the 2008 game of the same title. A sci-fi, survival horror game, developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts which is scheduled to be released in late 2022 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. It is the first entry in the Dead Space series since 2013’s Dead Space 3.
Games journalist Jeff Grubb of GamesBeat leaked that a remake of Dead Space was in development at Motive on July 1, 2021. He speculated that the success of EA’s single-player Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Capcom’s remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 were instrumental in the publisher’s decision to green-light the Dead Space remake.
The game is being developed using EA’s proprietary Frostbite engine, which Motive Studios previously used to develop Star Wars: Squadrons and the single-player campaign of Star Wars: Battlefront II.
The game will retain the same story and structure as the original but feature redesigned assets, character models, and environments. The developers intend to take advantage of SSDs on the ninth generation of consoles to have the game be presented as an “uninterrupted sequence shot”, absent of loading screens.
Content that was removed from the original game due to technical constraints may also be added. The game will not feature any microtransactions, in contrast to Dead Space 3, where the addition of microtransactions resulted in a negative reception.
The art director for the game, Mike Yazijan, previously worked as art director at EA Montreal assisting Visceral Games in developing Dead Space 2. Gunner Wright will be reprising his role as Isaac Clarke, who will be fully voiced, much like his appearances in Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3.
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