Announced as part of the EA Play Live event, it's been confirmed (after a series of rumors spanning the past few weeks) that a remake of the 2008 famed space horror video game Dead Space is in fact in development. This was confirmed with a teaser trailer which you can check out below:
Developed specifically for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and modern PC's with the remake completely built from the ground up, the gameplay mechanics are expected to be revamped along with, as stated during the presentation, "improved story and characters”. Phillippe Ducharme, senior producer on the game, talked how they are going about trying to please both old and new players of the series with the remake:
“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.”
As the teaser above shows, the game will mostly have the same designs and visuals, though without a doubt the Necromorphs (deadly multi-limbed monsters who can only be defeated via dismemberment) will look far more gruesome than they did on last generation consoles. And, perhaps, Isaac Clarke will be voiced by Gunner Wright again despite the character being silent in the original game (before Wright voiced the character from Dead Space 2 onward). Who knows? The game is clearly still a long way away but without a doubt fans will be excited to pick up their plasma cutters once again and work to defeat the deadly creatures. Stay tuned!