Electronic Arts and Motive announced during their ‘Crafting the Tension’ Art Developer Livestream that the upcoming remake for the sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space will officially launch on January 27, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game will use the rebuilt Frostbite game engine and reportedly offer “crisp, harrowing visuals.” The team also showcased an early look at how the remake visually evolves and updates the original with in-game props, tools, environments, and more.
Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space commented on the announcement, saying:
“Developing this remake has been a lot of fun for us at Motive, as we’re true fans of the franchise and want to treat it with the respect it deserves. It’s been equally exciting to see players’ reactions as we’re taking them on this development journey with us. We’re making great progress on our road to hitting Alpha and we’re happy to announce that the game will be launching in January next year. We can’t wait for players, both old and new, to see how we’ve elevated the original experience in the remake to be just as impactful for this generation.”
A description of the upcoming remake via EA can be seen below:
Dead Spaceputs players in the boots of Isaac Clarke, an everyman engineer on a routine mission to fix a gigantic mining starship, the USG Ishimura. But aboard the Ishimura, a living nightmare awaits. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected, and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole, is missing somewhere on board. Alone and trapped, with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac faces a battle for survival – not only against terrifying monsters called Necromorphs, but his own crumbling sanity.