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Next-Gen Dead Space Remake Announced

Dead Space is set to launch exclusively on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Dead Space is set to launch exclusively on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. / Photo courtesy of Motive

Dead Space made its shocking return at the end of the EA Play Live 2021 showcase Thursday.

Set to launch exclusively on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, Dead Space is in development by studio Motive to be a next-gen remake of the beloved franchise's first sci-fi horror title released in 2008.

Next-Gen Dead Space Remake Announced

In hindsight, the world premiere probably should've been expected since EA heavily emphasized that the live show would "contain content rated Mature 17+ that is not appropriate for children" beforehand.

Nevertheless, rebuilt from the ground up, the Dead Space official teaser did just about everything fans could ask of for the remake's initial reveal—capturing the original's signature suspense driven on an abandoned spaceship by an ominous orange light, strategic SFX and a bit of blood.

Not only that, but Motive went on to show an actual member of the nameless alien species native to Tau Volantis, blood-written text that read "cut off their limbs" and the legend himself, Isaac Clarke.

According to IGN, the Motive team is working to strike a balance so far in its development for Dead Space, staying faithful to the original while also modernizing it completely with EA’s Frostbite engine now at its core—rebuilt visuals, sound, gameplay, minor level designs and all.

Thanks to the hardware capabilities of SSDs found only in next-gen consoles and PCs, IGN also revealed that Dead Space is looking to deliver an experience that can be played from the start screen to the end credits seamlessly without any loading screens.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the release of Dead Space.