Dead Space Becoming a Little Less Dead
It seems like EA is finally bringing back Dead Space, a franchise that has long been dead but many have been hoping would return.
According to a post on GamesBeat, written by Jeff Grubb who is well known for having quite a bit of insider information, EA is currently working on a remake of the original Dead Space. The remake is being headed by EA Motive, a relatively newer studio that was behind 2020’s Star Wars: Squadrons, and also ran support on 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront II. This new entry will be a reboot set to reinvigorate the franchise, so don’t expect to see Issac Clark’s story continuing. According to GamesBeat’s article, EA is taking notes from Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2 and is working to make the remake in a similar manner.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the series has taken notes from Resident Evil. In 2007 Capcom would release Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, an on-rails shooter for the Nintendo Wii that would become rather popular. EA followed up a couple of years later with Dead Space: Extraction, an on-rails shooter for the Nintendo Wii that was a prequel to the original game. They’re both really rad games.
It has been a while since we’ve seen a new entry to the series, with the last Dead Space game being 2013’s Dead Space 3. All the mainline entries are generally well-beloved, although the final entry did stand out as a bit of a black sheep due to its heavier action focus and its focus on co-op. Still, it’s fantastic to see the series return.
While there’s still no news on when and where you can get the new entry, you can always grab the original 3 Dead Space games on Steam right now.