With the excitement of a Dead Space remake on the way settling down, it's time to look deeper into who's working on the project. Confirmation via a LinkedIn profile has confirmed the former game director for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will now be helming the highly anticipated remake.
As spotted by VGC, Eric Baptizat, who has worked on other Assassin's Creed titles such as Origins and Black Flag, recently updated his LinkedIn profile, claiming he's the game director for Dead Space at EA Motive. We can probably assume the remake won't have towers to climb and targets to assassinate, but we wager Baptizat's compassion for world building will shine through.
Before Assassin's Creed, Baptizat worked on numerous movie tie-in titles, which included the likes of Surf's Up, Ice Age, and even James Cameron's Avatar. Needless the say, he's had a lot of experience adapting former materials, so fingers crossed Dead Space is in the right hands.
EA Motive is even using Dead Space fans to help develop the game. A council of hardcore series followers have been employed to help ensure the remake is the best it can possibly be. It's a similar tactic EA used with Mass Effect Legendary Edition, as well as Command and Conquer Remastered.
While Dead Space was announced last month, we're not anticipating seeing it anytime soon. We were only treated to the briefest of teasers, suggesting the game may be a ways off yet. Either way, we'll be ready when it is, and we hope it captures the spirit of the original.
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