EA Motive, subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is officially working on a Dead Space remake, allowing fans to relive the horror classic. The remake will be of the first game, and will be exclusive to next-generation consoles and PC. The horror classic was quite the waking nightmare, and this is the dream of fans to get to relive that nightmare. The Necromrophs are coming.
The new game even got a short teaser, which you can preview below.
So what’s coming. Well, we’re getting the original story of space engineer Isaac Clarke and his legendarily bad luck. Rather than a sequel, it’s the original game that’s being “rebuilt from the ground up” in the Frostbyte engine. That means an entirely new look to the characters and enemies, in all that gory detail. And yes, this means that PS4 and Xbox One users won’t be able to play the Dead Space remake at all.
The remake will also feature an “improved story, characters and gameplay” that will allow players to experience all the horror in a new light. Details on what exactly this means is unclear. But at the very least, we’re headed back to the USG Ishimura for one more disgusting ride. Hopefully, they don’t take too much away from the atmosphere of the original. Fans really don’t want a Silent Hill HD Collection screwup all over again.
There’s no confirmed release date for the Dead Space remake, so we’re pretty light on expectations so far. But it seems like the team behind it is motivated to deliver exactly what fans expect.
Phillipe Ducharme, Senior Producer says: “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.”