Dead Space remake developed by Motive Studio launches January 27th

Britt on 2022-05-19
The first installment in Electronic Arts' Dead Space science fiction trilogy was released in 2008 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Set in the 26th century, the third-person survival horror title stars systems engineer Isaac Clarke of the USG Ishimura mining starship.

In 2023, Dead Space will return with a remake developed by Motive Studio, based in Montreal, scheduled for release on January 27th for Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Key personnel from the original series will be maintaining popular elements from the Dead Space franchise for the next generation outing. Among them, voice actor Gunner Wright confirmed that he is reprising his role as Isaac.

In an audio developer livestream broadcast, titled "The Sound of Fear Reimagined," Motive audio director Olivier Asselin was joined by by creative director Roman Campos-Oriola and senior producer Philippe Ducharme. The livestream hosts announced that the remake will retain the atmospheric ambient and orchestral score by series composer Jason Graves.

Newly recorded music composed specially for the Dead Space remake, fusing electronic and live instrumentation, will be contributed by film composer Trevor Gureckis.


From the product page:
The sci-fi, survival-horror classic Dead Space returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up to offer a deeper and more immersive experience. Harnessing the power of the Frostbite™ game engine, this remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity, suspenseful atmospheric audio, and improvements to gameplay while staying faithful to the original game’s thrilling vision.

Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast Planet Cracker-class ship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board.

Now alone and armed with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac races to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura in hopes of finding Nicole. Trapped with hostile creatures called Necromorphs, Isaac faces a battle for survival not only against the escalating terrors of the ship but his own crumbling sanity.
Electronic Arts - Dead Space Launches January 27, 2023

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