First Dead Space remake details surface
As promised, today, Electronic Arts and EA Motive hosted a developer Livestream about the upcoming Dead Space remake. Unfortunately, since the sport remains very early in development, we didn’t get to ascertain much gameplay in the least — though we were offered a couple of looks at Dead Space’s remade visuals — there have still been some interesting details contained within.
Still, if there’s one major takeaway about Dead Space after this developer Livestream, it’s that this game is certainly still an extended way off. There’s plenty more work to be done, and while EA Motive hasn’t revealed a release date for Dead Space yet, the rumors claiming a late 2022 release window feel tons more accurate after the expectations set by the developers today.
In any case, if you missed the live stream, you’ll watch a VOD of it over on the EA Motive Twitch channel, with the developer saying that the replay should be uploaded to YouTube soon. Some interesting morsels of data we learned during the Livestream include the very fact that Gunner Wright will voice player character Isaac during this remake. Wright voiced Isaac in Dead Space 2 and three, but Isaac was a silent protagonist within the original game, so that aspect changed for the remake.
Don’t expect Isaac to be chatting up a storm, though, as Motive says he’ll only speak when spoken to or during moments where it might be strange for him to stay silent. Nevertheless, having Isaac talk at some points during the sport could help with immersion, albeit it generally makes some parts less spooky.
Today, we also heard that there’d be new dismemberment and zero-gravity systems in Dead Space, alongside the suggestion that there could be enhancements to the story. It seems like those changes won’t be very dramatic, as Motive wants to stay an equivalent structure and story beats intact, but it might be full-clad in ways that don’t dramatically alter the central plotline.
Motive also confirmed today that the Dead Space remake wouldn’t feature any microtransactions, which is usually an excellent thing to listen to. If you missed today’s live stream, you’d find it by clicking one among the links to Twitch or YouTube above. Otherwise, search for Dead Space to launch on Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC next year.