It looks like a revival of the Dead Space franchise is definitely on the cards as more sites come forward with information pertaining to the rumoured project. First reported by Games Beat writer Jeff Grubb, Eurogamer corroborated the claim by stating the information lines up with what the outlet has heard. Now, Gematsu has come forward with an even juicier tidbit. The new Dead Space title from EA Motive will be a "reimagining" rather than a sequel to the original trilogy.
Sal Romano, owner of the outlet, said: "Gematsu has also separately heard that a Dead Space revival is in the works at Motive, which is said to be a reimagining rather than a sequel to the existing trilogy." If the claim is true, then it opens up a lot of new possibilities for what this new entry could be. We assume it will stick to the third-person survival horror format, but will there be any returning characters or an entirely new cast? As long as the Plasma Cutter makes a comeback, we think we'll be alright, however.
This new Dead Space game is supposedly being announced during EA Play next month on 22nd July 2021, so we've got a couple of weeks to wait before we see it for ourselves. What new direction do you think this reimagining will take the series in? Speculate in the comments below.
[source gematsu.com, via youtube.com]
Look forward to seeing more about this. Dead Space is a classic.
This would be major
Years ago I played the first game until a point. Then somewhere in the middle, I rage quit. But I always appreciated the game. I'm excited about the reimagining!
Oh boy a reimagining? It's almost like EA is gonna try and turn it into the action shooter they wanted with DS3....
Probably a better idea. You can only come up with so many ways to put Isaac in those situations.
As long as it’s like the first one and not the others, I’m definitely up for it.
@mrtennis1990 sadly no they aren’t.
Dead space?! I ay on release of the first and others 2 and 3. you guys have no idead how fan im. Im waiting for a long time to see a sequel and what happen with isac and they came with a reimagined? Dont care! Give me dead space!
I play oopsss error on " ay "
Mmm...the first Dead Space is perfect the way it is though. Why remake/reimagine it? 😑 Just make it about someone else dealing with these events that isn't Isaac. Not like the face behind the mask mattered that much anyway.
@Broosh tbh i think they just mean a reboot of the franshise rather then a remake of the first game.
Dead Space 1 is on par with RE4 for me when it comes to Action Survival Horror so naturally I'm at least intrigued to hear about this. Looking forward to EA's show next month with this rumor as well as expecting to finally see something substantial on Dragon Age.
@jdv95 Oh good. That would be fine, the trilogy ended so poorly as it is lol
Dead Space Battle Royale.
I liked the original Dead Space more than the sequel so hope they draw on that more than its successor.
Great game, I'm excited to learn more about this.
i really hope this rumour turns out to be true, im a HUGE dead space fan and have been since the first game back in 08/09 lets go though for real my friends thought i was dumb for thinking it was possible.
Thats great news, a third sequel/fourth game would've been kinda tired and drawn out ; but anything's better than just a plain remaster (at this point , and since BC should be a thing anyway) . devs should re-boot more than remaster .
The first 2 games in the series were fantastic so I hope this one is just as good as those. 3 was just an action shooter.
Such a great franchise! Probably one of the last truly terrifying horror action games I’ve played. Resident Evil doesn’t even come close to the atmosphere created in this game.
Never played 3 but loved the 1st 2 to death. I know some people didn't find 2 as scary but i think thats just cause they gave you more fun and creative ways to kill the necromorphs. But there were still a ton of anxiety inducing moments
I hope they manage to retain what made the 1st 2 so good if this is real. But i might just prefer a collection tbh
Two words can immediately turn me right off this. 'Souls like.'
I loved Dead Space but the story has been told. Please devs / publishers come up with new stories / ideas.
It would be really neat if they took the idea behind dismantling your enemies and applied it to the spaceship around you. So not only could you rip and tear limbs off the monsters, but empower the player to destroy the ship by ripping pipes and grates and stuff off to wield as shields and projectiles and the like.
Maybe have some sort of mechanic whereby taking apart too much of the ship could have tragic consequences for your survival or something.
I dunno. After Control I really like the idea of using your environment as a source of power and feel as though Dead Space could really play with that idea a lot.
Loved the first, thought the second was okay, didn't bother with the third. The move from the survival horror of the first to the more action-game approach of the other cost it a lot of its appeal, at least for me personally.
I loved Dead Space 1 and 2. If they came out with a remaster of trilogy along with this reboot I would be very happy!
Here's to hoping they keep the spirit of the first two games in tact.
@Jester1701one dead space 3 had dlc that ended on a cliffhanger so the story was never finished.
Please Please EA make the main character a Woman and have loot boxes...pretty please??
Beat me to it.
Its a reimagining like ratchet and clank.i will be down with it.i love dead space.word up son
@Germs73 I get the lootbox joke, but what's that about "main character a woman" ?
I hope it's just a reboot and they aren't changing too much. If it's not on the Ishimura i'm going to be quite mad!
I'm definitely down for this, always wanted to try Dead Space.
@Jester1701one But there's a new generation of Gamers that never played it, I'd like to see a new game but a remaster of the trilogy would be great business.
Fingers crossed this is good. Dead Space 1 in particular was one of my favourite games of an excellent PS3 generation. And that and Mirrors Edge marked a high point in EA's creativity that we rarely see. It was such a shame they dropped the ball with DS3 - it wasnt even the microtransactions or shoehorned multiplayer - it was the bits where they tried to turn it into a wave shooter that annoyed me.
I hope whoever is on development duties plays DS1 and 2 and really gets into what made those games so great. Even Dead Space extraction was great!
With this and the Calisto Protocol, that will certainly satisfy those space horror urges. I wonder if we will get a remastered DS trilogy too. They need bringing up from PS3 for sure.
@ApostateMage I honestly think DiRT Rally is "Souls like".
Can’t wait for the Ultimate Defence mode where you open loot boxes to get the best aliens for your spaceship defence team and play online against other players.
I remember playing dead space one Saturday night my wife was going out with her mates clubbing. a mate had borrowed me dead space said it was good I started it around 4 o'clock stopped playing 2 am just stopping for drinks and snacks then finished the last hour on Sunday just couldn't stop playing it fantastic game not many games grab me like that was buzzing to get back to it on the Sunday. Gutted to finish it good old days
First dead space was great, second still good but I did not think much of the third. I do hope EA is not looking at what it tried with 3 and going in that direction. If so I'm not going to be interested.
Knowing EA, they will ***** this up by turning it into live service garbage.
@Germs73 "Please Please EA make the main character a Woman"
What? So you only play games if the lead is a guy? Well whatever makes you happy I guess 🤷
Waaaa 😭 2 and 3 weren't the exact thing I wanted or expected and didn't fit my preconceived notions for what Dead Space "should" be so I hate those games regardless of their actual quality and entertainment value waaaaa 🙄
@everynowandben 2 was great, not sure what's everyones problem with it but I thought it was a great follow up and I can't wait to replay it again.
Dead Space 3 on the other hand was kind of a mess. EA forced the devs to make the game coop even though they had no intention to originally, but the story itself was good as well.
Please don't f**k this up EA, the first game was brilliant we want more of that, no MT and no multiplayer please
Whilst the plasma cutter was special I absolutely loved the disc ripper! Slicing limbs off with it was so satisfying!
They better not it like that crapfest called DS3.
@Juanalf What about MT in the weapon upgrades.....
Please.. I want it so badly. Finished all of it and I absolutely loved it. I still have them. Wont sell it. I am a true gamer for best games and keep games. Great games!
Dead Space 1 & 2 incredible experiences, long lasting golden gaming memories for me. Would love this rumour to be true!
I'd rather have a remastered Trilogy treatment, like what EA did for Mass Effect.
Though of course I'll still play this re-imagining if that's the case.
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