Following weeks of rumors, Motive's Dead Space remake has been confirmed at the end of EA Play Live 2021 — you'll be able to live the legend once again on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
The Dead Space games hold a special place in the hearts of survival horror fans. Now, EA and Motive have revealed that they're reviving the franchise with an eye on making a killer next-gen experience in the Frostbite engine. There's not much info just yet, but you can go ahead and get hyped by checking out this delightful teaser trailer.
You may have noticed that the Dead Space remake trailer doesn't mention PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch. A new interview with the developers indicates that a last-gen version of the game seems pretty unlikely — it looks like the new Dead Space game will only be available on PC and next-gen consoles.
"We want to make that immersion even deeper with a fully interactive experience, from the start screen to the end credits. We don't want anything to pull you out of the experience and we don't want any cuts," Dead Space remake's Creative Director Roman Campos Oriola told IGN. "[The faster SSDs of new consoles mean] there's not going to be any loading. There's not going to be any moment where we're going to cut your experience, where we're going to cut your camera. You can play it from the start screen to the end credits seamlessly."
This isn't going to be the same exact game with some prettier graphics, either — Motive is using a combination of the original's concept art, development documents, and, of course, the game itself to make something that will truly realize the vision of the creators — and unhindered by the technical limitations of the time when it launched.
Motive is also using the sequel Dead Space 2 for guidance; one cited example is the improved zero-gravity segments in that game. The lessons learned from Dead Space 2 are going to be applied to the Dead Space remake, ultimately making for a better experience. And speaking of experiences, players won't have to worry about being nickel and dimed in this game — Senior Producer Philippe Ducharme confirms that there will be no microtransactions whatsoever.
When is the Dead Space Remake Release Date?
Unfortunately, the Dead Space remake release date has not yet been announced. We do know, however, that the game will be launching on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S; a PS4 and Xbox One version seems highly unlikely.
Sadly, we don't have much else to share; we can likely look forward to learning more about this remake's improvements (including how gameplay will work) in the coming months. For now, you can sign up for a newsletter to learn more about this game on the official Dead Space remake website.
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