New Dead Space Remake Is Coming To PS5, Xbox Series And PC Soon

With a new and improved look, Visceral Games' sci-fi survival horror classic Dead Space is returning to PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X platforms.


Dead Space, developed by Visceral Games, was first released in 2008, and then a sequel was released in 2011. The first two games were genuinely tense and terrifying horror games, and as a result, they received positive feedbacks from players. In the game's third version, Dead Space 3's bone-chilling roots were cast aside in favor of a more action-oriented premise, which even included cooperative gameplay. Despite the fact that it was entertaining, it wasn't exactly "Dead Space," at least not in the eyes of those who enjoyed the first two games and wanted the series to adhere to then-established tradition.

Dead Space 3 was released in 2013, and Visceral Games was working on an apparently ambitious Star Wars game when video game publisher Electronic Arts decided to shut down the studio in 2017. Now, players will have a better story, better characters, and better gameplay mechanics thanks to the reimagining of the game headed by Electronic Arts' Motive Studio, which was announced during the EA Play Live digital showcase last Thursday, along with a new teaser trailer for the game's remake.

It has been reported by Eurogamer, Gematsu, and GamesBeat earlier this year that the long-awaited resurrection of the long-dead Dead Space franchise has been in the works for quite some time. It will be out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC. However, an official release date has yet to be announced by EA.

"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. 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," senior producer of Dead Space, Phillippe Ducharme, said in a press release.


For those who are uninitiated about the game, here is an overview via Electronic Arts:
The sci-fi classic survival horror game, Dead Space, will be returning as a remake completely rebuilt from the ground up. Dead Space is being developed exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio, and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics, and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship.

In Dead Space, 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.


The new Dead Space will be a remake, not a remaster, of engineer Isaac Clarke’s terrifying adventure aboard the USG Ishimura spaceship. The game's remake isn’t all that surprising, however, since it is fairly in line with EA’s new strategy of Capitalizing On Nostalgia.