The remake of Motive Studio survival-horror hit Dead Space arrives later this month, and players can't wait to get their hands on it. The game launches on Steam on January 27, but is it coming to last-gen platforms, like the PS4?
The original Dead Space was released in 2008 on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The game follows Isaac Clarke, an engineer, who is tasked with investigating the disappearance of the spacecraft USG Ishimura, as well as his girlfriend Nicole, an Ishimura crew member. Once on board, Clarke is separated from his team and forced to contend with nightmarish mutant horrors and other hazards, defending himself using improvised weapons like the iconic Plasma Cutter that can sever the limbs of the mutants he encounters.
The original Dead Space achieved critical acclaim and spawned two sequels that also received praise from critics and players alike, perhaps explaining why anticipation for the remake has reached such a fever pitch in recent months. Players were recently treated with another pleasant surprise: pre-ordering the Dead Space remake for PC gives them access to an additional free game.
Is the Dead Space Remake Coming to PS4?
Unfortunately, PS4 is not one of the platforms the Dead Space remake will support. According to the EA website, the new game features next-gen visuals and other updated technical elements, which the PS4 might not be able to handle. Furthermore, the game's pre-order page only lists current-gen consoles and PC as options for the game.
While PS4 players won't be able to access the game, they can play The Callisto Protocol, another sci-fi horror game directed by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield.
The Callisto Protocol was released in early December and prompted some comparison with Dead Space, and while the games are not exactly the same, it may be a viable option for players on PS4 to get their survival horror fix.