After an 8-year hiatus, Dead Space is finally back. The long rumoured remake of the first game was officially announced during today’s EA Play Live, and it is coming exclusively to the next generation of consoles.
The sci-fi horror classic is being rebuilt from the ground up by Motive Studios, founded in 2017 by Jade Raymond (who no longer works at the studio) and responsible for the single-player portion of Star Wars: Battlefront II and, most recently, Star Wars: Squadrons.
The game is being made with EA’s proprietary Frostbite engine under the promise of bringing “jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay”. No launch window was mentioned.
Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge…and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board.
Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called “necromorphs”, Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.