Dead Space Not Releasing until 2023, EA and Motive Want It to Be Just as Good as RE2 Remake

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If you’ve been playing through the original trilogy of Dead Space games to prep for EA Motive’s upcoming remake of Visceral’s creepy classic, do not rush yourself, as the latest reports indicate that the title won’t be releasing until next year.

EA was originally targeting an October 2022 release for Dead Space but has now pushed the game back to an early 2023 timeframe, according to a report from GamesBeat that suggested the delay was largely for quality assurance purposes. While Dead Space is already reportedly making folks at EA very happy, Motive is taking the extra time to ensure that it lives up to the original and is just as good of a remake as Capcom’s Resident Evil 2, an effort that’s been acclaimed for not only its graphical overhaul but gameplay changes that don’t violate the PlayStation classic.

EA and Motive are expected to share more about the Dead Space remake tomorrow as part of a development update.

“The Dead Space franchise made a huge impact on the survival horror genre when it was released 12 years ago, and I came to Motive as a fan first to specifically work on this game,” reads a quote from Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space, in EA’s original announcement from July 2021.

“We have a passionate team at Motive who are approaching this remake as a love letter to the franchise. Going back to the original and having the opportunity to do so on next-gen consoles excited everyone on the team. As we look to modernize the game, we’ve reached out to dedicated fans and invited them to provide us with feedback since the early stages of production to deliver the Dead Space game they want and for new players to enjoy as well.”

Dead Space devs push remake release target out of 2022 (GamesBeat)

  • The company was originally considering an October 2022 timeframe, but it never announced that publicly. Now, the company is taking extra time to ensure it gives the game enough time to wow fans when it returns.
  • The game continues to impress people internally, and the goal is to have a Dead Space remake that matches Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake in terms of quality.
  • If Dead Space has a successful return, it should pave the way for new sequels. It may also convince EA that it can do even more in the single-player space alongside its ongoing live-service successes like Apex Legends.
Tsing Mui
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