With Electronic Arts opting not to host its annual EA Play Live event this summer and instead announce major news for its upcoming games when the time is right, we didn’t have to wait long for the publisher to make a major announcement. The highly anticipated remake of Dead Space will be coming next January.
During Motive’s latest developer livestream, which showcased another impressive look at all of the improvements coming in the remake, the studio announced that Dead Space will launch on January 27, 2023. So less than a year from now, which is quite impressive considering how early on the game looked to be in development.
Motive’s Dead Space is a faithful remake of the original 2008 sci-fi horror, but it improves upon the classic with incredible visuals that leverage the power of the Frostbite game engine. Today’s livestream gave us a look at how the remake’s visual evolution and updates to things like in-game props, tools, environments and more. We get an early look at the dynamic, volumetric lighting and atmospheric and environmental VFX. The level of detail is insane and does an amazing job at capturing the horrific immersion of being trapped aboard the USG Ishimura.
For those who haven’t played the original, you’ll step into the boots of Issac Clark, an engineer on a mission to repair the massive mining starship. But when he gets there, he finds the crew has been slaughtered and infected. Armed with only his engineering tools, Isaac must survive against the terrifying and deadly Necromorphs.
The original Dead Space was released in 2008, and while it debuted to weak sales, it did receive critical acclaim from media and fans alike. Scores ranged in the mid-to-high-80s, with many praising the “game’s ability to deliver psychological thrills and gruesome action.” To this day, Dead Space is considered by many to be one of the best third-person sci-fi horror games of all time.
On January 27, 2023, you’ll get to relive the horror with all-new and improved visuals on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.