The classic horror game, Dead Space, has returned with a remake release. Developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts, Dead Space was first released in 2008 and quickly became a cult classic due to its intense gameplay, terrifying atmosphere, and unique setting.
The game takes place on a mining spaceship, the USG Ishimura, which has been overrun by deadly creatures known as Necromorphs. Players take on the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer sent to repair the ship, who must fight his way through the Necromorphs using a variety of weapons and tools.
The remake of Dead Space features updated graphics, improved gameplay, and new features, while still retaining the original game’s intense horror atmosphere. Players can expect to experience the same level of scares, tension, and thrilling gameplay that made the original game so popular.
The Dead Space Remake was released on January 27, 2023 on PS5 and Xbox X/S. “This remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity, suspenseful atmospheric audio, and improvements to gameplay,” read the game’s website.
Meanwhile, Lead Senior Experience Designer Christian Cimon said: “Dead Space is a classic that changed how horror games were perceived when it was released…so it made sense to revive that game and share it with a whole new generation. But the game came out 15 years ago, when accessibility features were less common. Things like subtitles, menu narration, control-remapping, and the like are pretty much expected now, so we wanted to make sure the remake aligns with today’s highest standards.”
According to EA’s Program Lead for Game Accessibility Morgan Baker: “Motive recognized that some players may choose to avoid seeing certain types of content typical in horror and gore games. So the team wanted to explore potential ways to allow players to control how they view the game’s more graphic content.”