GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb recently hinted that EA would be unveiling a new installment of Visceral Games’ popular sci-fi survival horror franchise, Dead Space, during its upcoming Play Live showcase. According to a new rumor from Gematsu, this new title will be developed by Star Wars Squadron studio EA Motive and serve as a “reimagining” of the series rather than a direct sequel to the current trilogy. The implication is that the new Dead Space will be a total reboot that could ditch many of the franchise’s recurring staples but retain the survival horror essence of the previous games. EA’s Play Live showcase is scheduled for July 22.
The revival is reportedly developed by Electronic Arts’ Motive studio, which also developed the October 2020-released Star Wars: Squadrons. A Eurogamer story has corroborated these claims, “which tallies with information [Eurogamer has] heard.” Gematsu has also separately heard that a Dead Space revival is in the works at Motive, which is said to be a reimagining rather than a sequel to the existing trilogy.