In space, no one can hear you screaming, but the announcement of a Dead Space remake will certainly have caused a few fans to utter a few shrill, Necromorph-esque screams of joy. It’s been eight years since we joined protagonist Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 3, but after the third game flopped at retail and with critics, developer Visceral Games’ sci-fi survival horror series was dead in more than name.
EA later disbanded the studio, and it looked like Dead Space’s future was destined to be shelved in animation. However, in a surprise announcement during the EA Play Live event, the publisher’s mini-E3-esque conference, Dead Space is back – and it looks just as terrifying as we’d hoped.
This Dead Space remake will take inspiration from Capcom’s successful reboot of Resident Evil 2, which is as fine a muse as any other. But will it be able to recapture the magic that made players tremble in their space boots when players first stepped on the abandoned USG Ishimura in 2008?
Stay close to that airlock – we’re about to run through all the Dead Space remake news announced so far.
Dead Space remake: going to the extreme
- What is it? A 3rd person survival horror game
- When is it out? 2023
- What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC
Dead Space release date
Dead Space will be released sometime in 2023. EA made the announcement during the EA Play Live event, which took place on June 22, 2021. The series has been on hiatus since 2003, and original developer Visceral Games has since disbanded.
The fourth installment in EA’s survival horror series will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC and is being developed by Motive Studio.
Dead Space Trailers
We’ve rounded up all the latest Dead Space remake trailers so you can watch them in one place. We’ll continue to add more trailers for the upcoming survival horror game below, so sit back, soften the lights, and re-introduce yourself to the world of Dead Space.
Dead Space official teaser trailer
We got our first look at the Dead Space remake at EA Play Live 2021. You can watch it below.
Gameplay and story from the Dead Space series
Dead Space seems to relive the intense and nerve-wracking third-person horror action the series is known for. The space station’s claustrophobic and narrow corridors have the potential to house all sorts of mischief known as Necromorphs. Fortunately, the best way to stop these wiry fiends is still by amputating their limbs with the Plasma Cutter, and several other weapons should help you fend off other hostile creatures you encounter.
Another tool in Isaac’s arsenal is the environment itself. The Dead Space series has always encouraged players to use explosive canisters, airlocks, and other crude means to turn the tide against advancing enemy creatures, especially since ammunition is always scarce. Don’t forget to put your foot through the heads of fallen enemies, or risk them chasing you at a later date.
Like Capcom’s successful Resident Evil 2 reboot, the action over Dead Space’s shoulder remains unchanged, which should feel immediately familiar to fans of the series and those who spent time in Raccoon City in RE2.
If you’re new to the Dead Space series, the premise for the game’s story is quite simple. Humanity has exhausted all of the Earth’s natural resources and has gone into space to find new materials to keep the world going. Researchers discover a mysterious alien artifact known as the Marker, an unlimited source of energy that could solve Earth’s ongoing ecological crisis. Unfortunately, things inevitably don’t go as planned and you must fight for your life in the cold, dark reaches of space against a hostile alien life form.
Dead Space News Updates and Our Opinion
Want to know the latest Dead Space news and updates? We’ve gathered all the important details that you need to be aware of below, as well as information about the team making the game.
We first heard rumors of a Dead Space remake in early July 2021, when rumors circulated that EA’s Motive studio, the team behind Star Wars: Battlefront II, was behind the resurrection. This followed author and game designer Jeff Grubb (of Forgotten Realms fame) revealing that some sort of remake was in the works at Motive.
Much like the original Dead Space games, the potential revival of the game series is due in large part to Capcom’s Resident Evil series. The recent Resident Evil remakes have provided EA with a model to follow, taking the spirit of the originals but adding modern graphics and gameplay mechanics. The Resident Evil franchise is generally in ill health too – not just with the remakes, but with the popularity of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village breathing new life into the horror series. EA wants its share of that pie, and will likely feel renewed confidence in single-player-focused titles given the success of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
As for the Motive family tree here? Well, it had been working with original (now-defunct) Dead Space developer Visceral Games on a now-canned Star Wars title, so it certainly would have learned something from that team. The Motive team as it exists today is only responsible for two games: the redeemed Star Wars: Battlefront II and the awesome space flight simulator Star Wars: Squadrons. Despite both being multiplayer first games, both feature surprisingly meaty single-player campaigns. Motive can certainly tell a good story in space – whether or not they can tell a scary story remains to be seen.
We will continue to update this article with more Dead Space information, so check back regularly for the latest announcements.