The reason is “learning from Capcom’s mistakes” with the Resident Evil remakes. The upcoming Dead Space game from Electronic Arts is rumored to be “a full-fledged remake” in the vein of Capcom’s latest Resident Evil games. A new report on GamesBeat confirms the rumors that EA’s Motive unit is working on a new installment in their sci-fi horror series.
According to the latest rumor, Motive draws inspiration from Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes for its upcoming Dead Space reboot.
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It’s safe to assume that the upcoming Dead Space will heavily use the original game, much like the Resident Evil 2 Remake did. The graphics, however, need to be up to date. The newspaper asserts that new gameplay features influenced by previous games in the series will be included.
And while we’re on the subject of Capcom, it’s likely one of the driving forces behind developing a new Dead Space. The Resident Evil series has been immensely popular, while EA has allowed its horror property to decline. And Capcom has given EA a simple model to replicate. After the success of Respawn’s Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order, it is said that EA is more open to the notion of making another single-player game.
In July of that year (202020), Electronic Arts announced that the number of gamers for their game Jedi: Fallen Order had risen to 10 million. New numbers were reported last month, indicating that over 20 million individuals have “played” the game across all consoles, platforms, and subscription services combined.
Dead Space debuted in 2008 and has not seen a new installment since 2013’s Dead Space 3. Visceral Games, the creator of the series, was shut down by EA in 2017.
Several key members of the Dead Space team that Visceral employed before its 2019 shutdown have since joined together to start a new PUBG Corporation studio named Striking Distance. Dead Space’s official YouTube channel was updated for the first time in nearly a decade, fueling speculation on Thursday that a new Dead Space game may be on the way.