Electronic Arts has announced during its EA Play Live 2021 event that its Motive Studios is working on a Dead Space remake, which is set for release on the Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC. Motive Studios previously worked on last year’s Star Wars: Squadrons and 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront II.
According to EA, the remake of the classic sci-fi survival horror game is being “completely rebuilt from the ground up” and will powered by the Frostbite game engine. The game will feature an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics, and more.
“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,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “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.”
For those unfamiliar with the plot of Dead Space, here’s a refresher from EA:
“In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge…and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called ‘necromorphs’, Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.”
The Dead Space remake has been announced for release on the Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC. No release date for the game has been announced yet.