EA and Motive Studios today revealed the release date for their remake of the horror classic, Dead Space.
Dead Space, remade from the ground up with the Frostbite Engine, launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 27, 2023. Motive Studios today confirmed the release date during today’s livestream showcasing visual updates coming with the remake.
Dead Space is a full remake of the 2008 original, remaining true to the game’s vision while offering enhanced audio, visuals, and gameplay mechanics. The game follows engineer Isaac Clarke on a mission to fix the mining starship, the USG Ishimura. However, onboard lies a nightmare with the crew slaughtered and converted into horrifying monsters called Necromorphs.
“Developing this remake has been a lot of fun for us at Motive, as we’re true fans of the franchise and want to treat it with the respect it deserves. It’s been equally exciting to see players’ reactions as we’re taking them on this development journey with us,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “We’re making great progress on our road to hitting Alpha and we’re happy to announce that the game will be launching in January next year. We can’t wait for players, both old and new, to see how we’ve elevated the original experience in the remake to be just as impactful for this generation.”
Dead Space originally launched October 13, 2008 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game garnered strong critical praise for its innovative gameplay mechanics, horror, presentation, and world building, though it’s story and characters were criticized as being bland and forgettable. Visceral Games would follow up that success with the even more acclaimed Dead Space 2 and the lackluster Dead Space 3. Visceral Games closed in 2017, effectively putting the IP on ice until the remake’s announcement.
Dead Space launches January 27, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.