It seems like we're learning something new about this potential Dead Space revival every day, but this may be the juiciest set of details thus far. A report has signalled the game will in fact be a fully-fledged remake, drawing inspirations from games such as Resident Evil 2 Remake.
The report comes from VentureBeat, which claims it's also heard EA Motive is handling the revival. According to the report, the game is "taking notes from Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes", which saw the fundamentals of the original games redone with entirely new assets. It's also mentioned that it will "likely bring in new gameplay mechanics inspired by other entries in the franchise."
"For its Dead Space game, Motive is taking notes from Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes. Like Resident Evil 2 Remake, expect the next Dead Space to use the original game as a strong foundation. But it should also have modern visuals. And it will likely bring in new gameplay mechanics inspired by other entries in the franchise."
VentureBeat also claims EA has warmed to the idea of delivering single-player experiences, suggesting Capcom has created an "easy blueprint" to follow.
"And speaking of Capcom, it is likely a major reason a new Dead Space is happening. While EA has let its horror franchise wither, the Resident Evil series is larger than ever. And Capcom has provided an easy blueprint for EA to follow."
There's no word on when we can expect to hear about this game's reveal, but with EA Play Live taking place on July 22, it's likely it could be announced there. With so many leaks and rumours spilling out now, it makes sense for EA to control the situation and finally give us a look at this alleged game - if, of course, it's real.
To further add fuel to the fire, the Dead Space YouTube account updated its profile for the first time in almost eight years yesterday. There's a lot of excitement surrounding the IP right now, and we can't wait to find out more.
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