EA had already hinted at it, now the developers confirm it: The Dead Space remake has a release date and already in early 2023 it goes back to the USG Ishimura.
The Dead Space Remake has a release date On 27 January 2023, you can venture back to the USG Ishimura in Isaac Clarke’s engineer suit. This was announced by the developers at Motive Studios during a livestream. There’s also a handful of new concept art and a sneak peek at real gameplay.
The most important info on the Dead Space remake
When will the remake be released
The Dead Space remake will be released on January 27, 2023, and the news isn’t too surprising, having been promised a release early next year a few months ago. On 12 May 2022, the developers behind the remake of the horror game announced the concrete release date.
For one or the other, this may come unexpectedly early, after the remake was only announced in July 2021. However, the studio responsible has the advantage that the original Dead Space, released in 2008, is not that old. This means that the developers can draw on an appropriate blueprint, while all the fun is brought to life on the Frostbite engine.
For which platforms will the remake be released?
The Dead Space Remake will be released for the PC, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. A release for the Nintendo Switch or Playstation 4 and Xbox One is not planned.
What makes the remake new and different?
Everything is made new: For the Dead Space remake, the developers don’t just grab the existing game and pretty up the graphics and lighting. Instead, Isaac Clarke’s excursion to the USG Ishimura is being redeveloped from the ground up. The spirit of the original is to be preserved, while changes will only be made to the details. You can find out more here:
Improvements in detail: Protagonist Isaac Clarke, for example, is allowed to speak in contrast to the original, while for the plot the search for his missing girlfriend Nicole moves a little more into the limelight. Otherwise, the new edition of Dead Space will definitely not be an action orgy and will also do without microtransactions. The developers also want to retire loading times.
Accordingly, we should be able to fight our way through the bloodstained corridors of the USG Ishimura in the remake of Dead Space and defend ourselves against hideous necromorphs. Of course, the good old Plasmacutter is also in the game.
What to see so far?
Trailers, gameplay, concept art: Really meaningful material on the Dead Space remake is still a long time coming. So far there is a teaser trailer, two minutes of alpha gameplay and a handful of screenshots. With the latest livestream, new artwork has now been released, showing revamped weapon models:
First gameplay in livestream: Motive recently showed a few minutes from the game, but without enemies. You can see how the Dead Space remake looks in motion in the recording of the last livestream:
More info in autumn 2022: With the release on 27 January 2023, however, real gameplay should not be long in coming. By autumn 2022 at the latest, it would be in EA’s interest to start beating the advertising drum for the Dead Space remake – for which a full reveal has even been promised.
Who is responsible for the development?
The Dead Space remake is being developed by Motive Studios under publisher EA. The Canadian development studio already worked together with Criterion Games and DICE on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and later released Star Wars: Squadrons.
Alpha gameplay from the Dead Space remake: Unfinished, but cursedly atmospheric
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