EA has confirmed that Dead Space will be released on January 27, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms. Developed by Star Wars Squadrons’ Motive Studios, this is a remake of Visceral Games’ survival horror classic that’s “rebuilt from the ground up” and aims to improve upon the original with enhanced graphics, more immersive sound, and gameplay tweaks that should make it more fun than ever to blast away the limbs of creepy Necromorphs as franchise hero and engineer Isaac Clarke. EA and Motive have complemented today’s announcement with the release of more than a dozen new pieces of concept art that tease what players will be in for as they navigate the dark and hair-raising corridors of the USG Ishimura.
“Developing this remake has been a lot of fun for us at Motive, as we’re true fans of the franchise and want to treat it with the respect it deserves,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “It’s been equally exciting to see players’ reactions as we’re taking them on this development journey with us. We’re making great progress on our road to hitting Alpha and we’re happy to announce that the game will be launching in January next year. We can’t wait for players, both old and new, to see how we’ve elevated the original experience in the remake to be just as impactful for this generation.”
Dead Space puts players in the boots of Isaac Clarke, an everyman engineer on a routine mission to fix a gigantic mining starship, the USG Ishimura. But aboard the Ishimura, a living nightmare awaits. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected, and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole, is missing somewhere on board. Alone and trapped, with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac faces a battle for survival – not only against terrifying monsters called Necromorphs, but his own crumbling sanity.
Also revealed today in the Dead Space livestream, the team at Motive showcased an early look at how the remake visually evolves and updates the original with in-game props, tools, environments and more being reconstructed to a level of polish and details fit for the next generation of hardware and PCs. Moreover, by combining enhancements like dynamic, volumetric lighting with atmospheric and environmental VFX rendered in full-HDR, Dead Space allows players to confront the frighteningly tight corridors and shadowed hallways of the USG Ishimura with unprecedented levels of immersion for the beloved franchise.