During EA Play Live this summer, Electronic Arts confirmed one of the year’s worst kept secrets; the Dead Space remake. The highly anticipated remake of the beloved sci-fi horror is in development by EA Motive and will be released on next-gen consoles on PC. But we have no release date and we’ve seen no actual gameplay footage. The announcement was only accompanied by this teaser trailer.
But anticipation is high for this game and EA understands fans want to see more. So the Dead Space development team will be hosting a special livestream on Tuesday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET.
The livestream will provide a first look at an early development build from the game as Senior Producer Philippe Ducharme and Creative Director Roman Campos-Oriola offer some insight into their vision for the remake. Fans will also hear from some special guests from the Dead Space Community Council, a group of the franchise’s biggest fans who have actually been consulting on the remake.
EA specifically notes that the footage shown during this livestream is “an early prototype of the game” that’s simply meant “to illustrate Motive’s vision of Dead Space in motion for the community.” I can not stress this enough for fans tuning in, so please do not flip out on Twitter over the graphics or gameplay. This is about the spirit of the remake.
If you want to tune in, you can catch the livestream on the Motive Studios Twitch channel here. The stream begins at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 31.
The original Dead Space, first released in 2008, was a survival horror game. However, the series started to lose its horror roots as it shifted more towards action gameplay. By the time Dead Space 3 released in 2013, sales for the franchise had fallen to the level where EA canceled Dead Space 4. With this upcoming remake, the hope is that Dead Space will return to its sci-fi horror roots. The community livestream should provide a clearer picture for what EA Motive’s vision for the game is.