01 Jul 2021 7:35 PM +00:00

Rumor: EA's New Dead Space Game Is a Modern Reimagining of the Original

The new Dead Space game is actually a Dead Space reboot, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb says.

His report follows previous statements from Eurogamer and Gematsu that said EA and Motive are developing a reimagining of Dead Space instead of a full new entry.

However, don’t expect the Dead Space remake to just be a prettier version of the original.

Grubb said the Dead Space remake draws heavily on the philosophy behind Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake.

In other words, it modernizes and adds new elements, including some from later Dead Space games.

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Rumor: EA's New Dead Space Game Is a Modern Reimagining of the Original

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Grubb said the RE2 remake inspired the Dead Space remake in more ways than one.

Capcom’s success with Resident Evil following the updated classic’s release showed EA there’s still a market for horror, he said.

That combined with EA’s new emphasis on single-player games meant reviving Dead Space was a natural next step.

What that means for Dead Space 4 remains uncertain for now, though we’d be surprised if the remake didn’t predicate a brand-new entry.

Either way, we don’t have long to wait until we find out.

EA Play Live 2021 takes place July 22.

[Source: VentureBeat]