The remake of Dead Space by Motive Studios, one of EA’s studios, is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2023, and the teaser trailer is getting their fans’ minds blown. The release of the game has been announced at EA Play 2021 and is set for January 23, 2023. I’ve already seen plenty of reaction videos for the trailer and the expectations of this game are running high.
The Dead Space remake will be released on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X and S. For those of you that want to play the game on PC, you might want to check the requirements for the game because they are a little higher than usual, especially the CPU.
Changes in the remake
The Dead Space remake will closely follow the original’s timeless sci-fi horror storyline. After discovering a mysterious artifact on a faraway planet, a massive deep-space mining ship named Ishimura turns dark. Isaac Clarke, the engineer, sets out to repair the ship, only to find his crew brutally slaughtered and infected by an alien scourge. Having the engineer stay quiet through such a harrowing ordeal is a little bit weird and was addressed by EA in Dead Space 2.
This time around, Isaac is completely voiced in the Dead Space remake by Gunner Wright, something fans that have played the original Dead Space did not experience. The overhauled graphics will certainly create an even more spine-chilling experience. The stunning graphic improvements can be seen in everything from Ishimura’s passageways to the blood splatter of the monsters allowing players to fully immerse themselves in Isaac Clarke’s terrifying adventure.
Jo Berry, the Senior Writer for Dead Space had an interview with IGN and explained how they want to maintain the same feeling of playing it for the first time for newcomers to the franchise while giving long-time fans something new to discover in the game. She said that “…it was kind of that sort of dichotomy between making sure that newcomers feel welcome but also veteran players are going to be kept off guard because if you’re not off guard you’re not scared.”
What to expect
The gameplay changes will allow players to fly around in zero-gravity atmospheres instead of awkwardly jumping from wall to wall. The studio did not only heavily invest in visual fidelity and audio atmospherics, but is also working on expanding the combat mechanics, making it more brutal and visceral, and also the USG of the ship. The upcoming Dead Space Remake developers have revealed that there are no loading screens or cuts throughout the entire game. Ishimura is now fully interconnected, meaning total freedom when you are exploring the halls, without loading screens.
Dead Space’s Technical Director David Robillard also talked about the “Intensity Director”, the new system of Dead Space which promises over 1,200 events to keep players on their toes. He said it will be able to deliver “psychosis events” without further details of what those are. Randomized frightening visuals may remind long-time horror fans of other classic games with “sanity effects” which can be quite effective when used right.
Of course, from a technological standpoint, the game will just look far better than the original did, with auditive and visual effects that were not possible when it initially launched. Are you excited to see the changes they’ve done? The remake of Dead Space is up for pre-order on all platforms via the EA website.
YouTube: Dead Space Official Gameplay Trailer