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Dead Space Remake: Revival or Rehash?

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Dead Space finally made its long-awaited appearance at EA Play Live after fans implored for EA to shed light on the project. And now, even without a concrete date to back the release, fans can rest assured that Isaac Clarke is back at the helm, and the reboot is finally in the works.

Obviously, this does beg the question of whether or not the remake will be a simple slice-and-dice port or a full-fledged revival from the ground up. Of course, it is fair to say that fans are definitely crossing fingers on both hands for the latter, especially with the series being out of frame since 2013. And, with Dead Space missing so many routes with its debut chapter, old school fans would definitely thrive from exploring all the missed opportunities that EA Motive skipped back in its heyday.

With all of that aside, the good news is that EA Motive, surprisingly, have actually shed some light on the question. Roman Campos-Oriola, creative director at Motive recently spoke with IGN, in which he spoke about the game and its origins. As well as this, Campos-Oriola also touched base on the looming revival or rehash question. And the good news is — it’s a complete revival.

Dead Space Remake - Official Trailer (2021)

Campos-Oriola, creative director at Motive shed light on the Dead Space Remake…

“We started with the original level design of the original Dead Space,” Campos-Oriola explained. “What’s funny is that you can see some of the iterations that were made prior to ship by the team. In the first chapter, you can see some corridors that they wanted to do first in a certain way, and then you can understand why they changed it for technical constraints or [some other reason].”

“Then in terms of visuals, sound, gameplay, everything, we are rebuilding all of these assets. We are not porting them, it’s not uprezzing the texture or adding more polygons to the model.,” he continued. “It’s really rebuilding all these elements, shooting all the animations, et cetera.”

So, are you looking forward to the Dead Space Remake? Let us know over on our socials here. You can hope to see some more information regarding an official release date by 2022. But you can take that one with a slight pinch of salt.

Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.