EA may often offer some pretty predictable titles, but it's easy to forget how many IP they have other than the usual FIFA, Battlefield, and more. While last year finally saw the reveal of a new Skate title, it sounds as though fans of deep space horror are about to have their wish granted.
With recent news of Dead Space's official YouTube account getting updated, speculation has only grown to what EA's got planned for their horror series. Until we get an official announcement though, here's everything we know about the rumoured Dead Space 4.
Behind the Scenes Deep Dive - August 30
Motive EA announced it's hosting a look at the early stages of the Dead Space remake's development on August 31 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. BST on its Twitch channel.
Dead Space Reportedly Targeting A 2022 Release Date - August 6th
Industry insider Jeff Grubb has shared new information about Dead Space Remake. Having initially advised a remake was in the works before EA formally announced it, he's now told us that EA Motive's aiming for a Fall 2022 release.
No Loading Screens - July 29
Your nerves of steel are about to get a workout, as the Dead Space remake will have no loading screens.
EA Play Is Today - July 22
EA Play's closing reveal was the long-rumoured Dead Space remake. It's slated for PC and current-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) only, but has no release date yet.
Here's how EA describes it:
The sci-fi survival horror classic Dead Space returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up by Motive Studios to offer a deeper and more immersive experience. Harnessing the power of the Frostbite game engine and next generation consoles, this remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay while staying true to the original.
Dead Space will be available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. 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.
Check out the trailer:
Dead Space Remake Rumor - July 1
GamesBeat's Jeff Grub reported Motive is developing a Dead Space remake inspired by the Resident Evil 2 remake. Check out the full story here.
What Is Dead Space?
Dead Space is a horror franchise that kicked off in 2008. It stars Isaac Clarke, an everyman miner who has to fight off horrific creatures called Necromorphs.
The first game, and its sequel, were well regarded, but the third title took things into more action-orientated territory. That was in 2013, but it now appears that EA is ready to bring back the franchise - either with a fourth entry or with a reboot. In fact, a Gematsu report has suggested that the game could be a "reimagining" of the franchise.
Industry insider Jeff Grubb has advised EA Motive's aiming for a Fall 2022 release. However, EA has yet to formally confirm this, so we'd advise taking it with a pinch of salt.
According to Grubb, the game is in development at EA Motive, developers of Star Wars: Squadrons which launched in 2020. In a studio blog post, Motive's General Manager Patrick Klaus explained that the studio is intending to develop titles that "empower players to create, experiment, live and share their own unique stories.”
“In addition to Star Wars: Squadrons, we’re also working on several unannounced projects. Innovation is tough, but it’s also exciting and energizing."
While Dead Space hasn't been announced, it's likely it'll come to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X and PC. Whether it could come to PS4 and Xbox One, though, is unknown.