Confirming recent rumors, EA has officially announced that Motive Studios is working on a remake of its classic sci-fi survival horror game, Dead Space. Completely built from the ground up using the modern Frostbite engine, Motive’s Dead Space remake will feature not only greater visuals, audio, and controls over Visceral Games’ original release, but an improved story, characters, and gameplay mechanics as well. EA and Motive haven’t revealed a release date for Dead Space yet, but the game is being developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and PC. A teaser trailer has also been released to give Dead Space fans an idea of how the visuals might compare to the original.
In Dead Space, 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.