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New Project in the Works at Dead Space Developer Motive Studios

January 5, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

A new project is apparently in the works over at Dead Space developer Motive Studios -- and story will play a "central role" in this mysterious new game.

Last year, rumors were flying left and right that Dead Space remake was in the works. It was later confirmed at EA Play Live 2021, although Visceral Games won't be working on this project; instead, EA's Motive Studios is taking on the task of rebuilding the world of Dead Space from scratch.

 

Since then, Motive Studios has continued to quietly work on the game. Apparently, this isn't its only project, either -- a new job listing appears to indicate that it also has another game beginning development.

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What We Know About the New Project from Dead Space Developer Motive Studios

According to a job listing, Dead Space developer Motive Studios is hiring a Narrative Director in Montreal for a new project. It's a bit light on details, but it looks like it will probably have as much of an emphasis on story as the previous games from Motive Studios.

Here's a key part of what the job listing requires (via Game Rant):

 
 

Motive Montreal is looking for a Narrative Director to join us in the early stages of an exciting new project where story plays a central role. The Narrative Director will report to the Creative Director and is instrumental in creating the narrative experience of our game, from ensuring the quality of the story itself to how that story is told. You will collaborate directly with the creative leadership and the narrative team to conceptualize and bring rich story-driven content to life.

Furthermore, the Narrative Director will have to "[build] a robust understanding of our game world, characters, and lore" and help the development team "develop storylines, characters, and narrative systems."

Unfortunately, that's all we know about this mysterious new project from Dead Space developer Motive Studios. It does seem to be a project where story is going to be a central focus as described. Considering Motive's success with games like Star Wars: Squadrons, it's sure to be an interesting experience whatever it might be.

What do you think Motive Studios is working on aside from Dead Space? Do you think Motive can do justice to the Dead Space franchise? Let us know in the comments below!