Dead Space Remake Coming to Next-Gen Consoles and PC

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Dead Space, the EA game that revolutionized the horror genre, is getting a full-blown remake. Dead Space Remake is currently being developed by Motive Studios, the developer behind Star Wars: Squadrons. The game will use the Frostbite engine and run exclusively on next-gen consoles and PC. Meaning, the title won’t be playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Official Teaser Trailer 

The remake was announced yesterday during EA Play Live 2021. The trailer was just a teaser that showed off the visuals of the upcoming game, so don’t expect any gameplay. While the platforms on which the game will run were revealed, EA said nothing about a release window.

Remake and Not a Remaster 

As mentioned, the upcoming title is a remake and not a remaster. Dead Space Remake will be similar to Resident Evil 2 Remake, unlike Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The title is being developed from the ground up using Frostbite.

“Then in terms of visuals, sound, gameplay, everything, we are rebuilding all of these assets. We are not porting them... It's really rebuilding all these elements, shooting all the animations, et cetera,” EA Motive told IGN

About the original game 

The original Dead Space 1 was released back in 2008 and was developed by now-defunct Visceral Games. It received critical reception from both fans and critics. The success of the first game led to two more sequels, however, the fourth Dead Space game wasn’t developed due to underwhelming sales by DS3.

Future 

Dead Space fans have been waiting for a sequel for the last eight years. This might not be a sequel but it’s still something. Who knows, maybe if the remake does well in sales then EA might green-light an actual sequel. We do need it as Dead Space 3 Awakened DLC ended at a cliffhanger.

So what do you think? Are you excited about the Dead Space Remake? Or would you rather have a sequel instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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