Dead Space is getting a remake.
At the EA Play 2021 live stream, it was announced that Dead Space is getting a remake (via GameSpot). The remake will release for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. The remake is being developed by EA Motive, the team behind Star Wars: Squadrons and Star Wars Battlefront II's story campaign. The remake is being made with the Frostbite engine, which powers the Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront games. According to a press release, the Dead Space remake will make improvements to gameplay while staying true to the original. This will be a full remake, and not just a remaster of the original game.
"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," EA Motive senior producer Phillippe Ducharme stated in the press release. "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."
A small teaser trailer for the Dead Space remake was released, and can be seen here. In the teaser, we see the bloodied halls of the USG Ishimura, and briefly get a glimpse at a necromorph. The teaser ends with protagonist Isaac Clarke restoring his health at a workstation, and the words "Cut off their limbs" scrawled on a wall in blood.
Dead Space will release for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.