EA and Motive are reviving the dormant horror franchise as a next-gen/PC exclusive.
EA Play Live 2021 had a few surprises in store for fans, but none were quite as special as the Dead Space remake reveal.
Motive and EA announced today that the cult-classic horror survival game is being completely remade and will be developed exclusively for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Why only next-gen and PC? Why no horror love for PS4 and Xbox One? According to the press release, the Dead Space remake will raise the level of horror and immersion to “unprecedented heights” with its Frostbite-powered visuals and audio. PS4 and Xbox One is not really the place for any ground-breaking developments, at least not anymore.
“The Dead Space franchise made a huge impact on the survival horror genre when it was released 12 years ago, and I came to Motive as a fan first to specifically work on this game,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “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.”
Dead Space Remake PS5 release date?
Sadly, the Dead Space remake release date has not yet been revealed. In fact, there isn’t even a release window, so this could be as much as a year or two away from release.
The game does have a teaser trailer, though, so that’s a good start and it suggests the game is at least in proper development rather than still being in the early planning phase. Fingers crossed we’ll be kicking the crap out of necromorphs sooner rather than later.