Earlier this summer, EA made dream fans’ dreams come true, when they officially announced a Dead Space remake, but the first revelation was a bit thin on details. Fortunately, Montreal-based Dead Space remake Devs Motive Studios just dropped a new livestream, showing some very early pre-production footage, changes in dismemberment and zero-G games, and details on how the story changes. If you have about half an hour left, you can check out the entire Dead Space stream below.
The developer livestream started with a quick, early look at how Motive updates the game’s environments with new details, shaders, lighting, effects and more. Here is a nice comparison picture of an iconic passage in the original game and the remake.
Motif also makes major changes to the game’s split system. In addition to being able to cut limbs with Plasma Cutter, there is also a new “peeling” system, which allows you to remove the flesh from Necromorph’s bones using a concussion. It’s as cruel as it sounds. Zero-G games are also being updated to be more in line with the Dead Space sequels.
In terms of history, the creative director of Dead Space remake Roman Campos-Oriola went into more detail on what changes and what does not…
We are not going to change the basis of the story, because that story is truly iconic. It’s just a great sci-fi horror story. […] The things we want to enrich, it’s really about the larger universe of Dead Space. We want to have more ties to what came after, whether it is the books, anime, Dead Space 2. We want to put back the original […] in the wider universe.
We also wanted to build a little more on some of the characters. Whether it’s Kendra or Nolan. One thing for me that is very important in Dead Space is, like Isaac, you’re looking for Nicole, but actually in the game … not so much. This is something we want to improve. We will give you the means to look for her. More than looking for her, find out what happened to her during the outbreak.
Campos-Oriola also confirmed that Isaac will be expressed in the new Dead Space, with the voice actor who portrayed him in the sequels, Gunner Wright, back.
The new Dead Space comes to PC, Xbox Series X / S and PS5. A release window has not yet been specified. What do you think? Want to get peeling some Nercromorphs?