Rumors of a Dead Space remake have turned out to be true. Electronic Arts announced the Dead Space Remake during the latest EA Play 2021 event. The game is being developed by Motive Studios, which recently shipped Star Was: Squadrons and previously worked on Star Wars Battlefront 2.
It will be released on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. It won't be released on next-gen systems, like the PS4 or Xbox One.
Other than the (if short) scary trailer for the game and the platforms announced, there's not much to go on. EA didn't share too many details about the Dead Space Remake during EA Play, although they did speak to IGN in a bit more depth.
According to IGN's Jonathon Dornbush, "Dead Space will be rebuilt from the ground up in the Frostbite engine, with developers looking to take advantage of advanced SSDs, 3D audio, and other new technology from the latest console generation..."
Additionally, Dornbush spoke with Philippe Ducharme, the game's lead producer, on a myriad of topics, from the lack of loading screens to sticking to the original's design aesthetic.
Rumors of a Dead Space remake have been circulating for a few weeks, though fans have certainly been calling for its return for much longer than that.
Dead Space originally launched in 2008 for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It was followed by two sequels, Dead Space 2 in 2011 and Dead Space 3 in 2013, on those same platforms. There have been three spinoffs to date.