Iconic third-person survival horror game Dead Space may rejoice at the news that EA is reportedly reviving the game with Motive Studios.
Motive Studios is currently working on a “reimagining” of the original Dead Space game, which was released in 2008, according to multiple sources on the internet, and industry experts expect EA to reveal the game during EA Play Live on July 22. The new game will be a reimagining of the original story rather than a direct sequel to the original trilogy.
Dead Space is a classic horror game created by Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey that redefined the genre by allowing gamers to experience what it’s like to be trapped in space overrun by gruesome monsters known as Necromorphs. Apart from the survival horror element, the game is known for its captivating storyline and protagonist, Issac Clarke.
The original game received positive reviews and spawned a trilogy as well as an entire franchise of films, comic books, and even novels.
However, after poor sales of Dead Space 3, EA canceled any potential sequels to the trilogy and ended its foray into horror games. As a result, Capcom has been the only publisher doing survival horror in recent years, with great success.
Given how Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise has dominated the survival horror genre with its latest titles, Netflix animations, and upcoming film reboot, it’s possible that EA will finally recognize Dead Space’s potential.
The rumors are still unconfirmed as of now, and we’ll have to wait until EA Play Live on July 22nd to find out exactly what they have in store for fans.
If you’re looking for a spiritual successor to the original Dead Space game, creator Schofield has established Striking Distance Studios and announced that they’re working on The Callisto Protocol, which they promise will be “the most terrifying game ever made.”