Dead Space, story and structure unchanged but some elements will be eliminated

Dead Space, story and structure unchanged but some elements will be eliminated

Dead Space

The Dead Space remake will re-propose the story and structure of the 2008 original, without changing these aspects. However, some elements that did not work at the time of the first chapter will be eliminated, the developers explained.

Released at the end of 2022 according to Jeff Grubb, Dead Space will therefore put us back in Isaac Clarke's RIG armor, retracing the events that brought the space engineer to the USG Ishimura and grappling with the dangerous Necromorphs.

"Dead Space will be completely rebuilt with Frostbite," said creative director Roman Campos-Oriola, "with new assets, new character models and new scenarios, although everything will be based on the original designs. "

" There will be new elements, new collision detection systems, etc. We are redesigning everything from scratch, but we will keep the same story and same structure. We aim to offer a seamless experience, as if it were one long sequence from the start screen to the final credits. "

" Instead of using two-dimensional gimmicks, we can really feel the depth of a room, the density of the air, "explained senior producer Philippe Ducharme. "We are experimenting with shadows and dynamic lights to create not only a certain atmosphere but also the consequences on the gameplay, because it will be possible to control the lighting of certain areas of the ship."

The project will be inspired in faithful to the original Dead Space, but the team "will eliminate the elements that did not work and make sure that the experience can involve today's users," added art director Mike Yazijian. "We will still be following the story, art direction and other aspects of the original."

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Dead Space will launch in late 2022 if development goes to plan

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Electronic Arts is really making that Dead Space game that fans wanted. The game is going simply by the name “Dead Space.” And as I previously reported, that represents developer EA Motive’s desire to remake the original game while also rebooting the franchise as a whole. And fans should get a chance to experience the results of those efforts when Dead Space launches in fall of 2022, according to sources familiar with development.

This means the game is a little bit more than a year away. Of course, in the tumultuous games industry, target dates slip frequently. And it’s important to note that EA has not yet publicly stated or confirmed release timing for Dead Space.

I reached out to EA for comment, and a spokesperson for the publisher provided the following statement:

“We haven’t shared a release date for the game, and we don’t have any comment based on the current rumor and speculation. But we’re glad people are excited for the game!”

But internally, EA is expecting to launch Dead Space during its fiscal 2023. So we won’t see that in its financial guidance until early next year. But by then, we will likely have heard more from the publisher about this game.


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The company does have some intentions to reveal more of Dead Space before the end of 2021. That could take the form of a trailer dropping on the company’s YouTube page, or maybe it’s another candidate to show up at The Game Awards in December.

At that time, it’s possible that EA could give a release date — although that might go against current trends. Many publishers are keeping final release dates quiet until much later in the marketing cycle. This is due to the pandemic making a tough business even more uncertain. But it’s also because publishers are seeing little downside as games continue to sell even if customers have to wait to the last minute for release specifics. For example, Nintendo didn’t announce Mario Golf: Super Rush until February, and it sold more than 1.3 million copies in 5 days in June.

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