Wondering when Dead Space’s remake is coming out? Developer Motive has revealed its planned launch window.
“Planned” is the operative word here. We’ve seen more than a few titles pushed back, so that window could well change. But Motive plans to release Dead Space, the remake of, er, Dead Space, in early 2023.
The reveal came at the end of Motive’s recent livestream, which focused on the audio aspect of the remake. The livestream showed off a few neat features, including the way protagonist Isaac’s laboured breathing works. That latter doesn’t (so far) impact gameplay, but it serves as a reminder that you’re in big trouble.
If the Dead Space remake is news to you, you can find out more about it here. But, while it’s going to be prettier than the original, not least because it’s arriving on next-gen consoles, it’s going to stick fairly close to the original story. You’re still Isaac Clarke and you’re still stuck on a massive mining ship, fending off undead creatures known as Necromorphs. The original Dead Space was followed by two sequels though so far it’s just the original that’s being remade.
The original 2008 Dead Space was developed by Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts studio that was shuttered by the company in 2017. Visceral’s former employees are not involved in the remake, but one of the series’ creators, Glen Schofield, is working on The Calisto Protocol, a game that appears to be Dead Space in the PUBG universe. The latter is, so far, set for a 2022 release so it may beat Dead Space to the punch.
Dead Space should arrive in early 2023, landing on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.