Well, after speculation and rumours galore over the past few weeks, it's finally happening - a Dead Space remake is in the works at EA Motive and is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at some point in the future.
The short but sweet trailer showcased in-engine footage of the classic USG Ishimura ship from the original game, and ended with a small taste of the main protagonist, Isaac. It's described as "a classic rebuilt by EA Motive", and will be created from the ground up for PC and next-gen consoles, including Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Interestingly, the press release states that the game will feature "an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more" as well. Here's what senior producer Phillippe Ducharme had to say about the announcement:
“The Dead Space franchise 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. 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.”
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