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It looks like EA is already considering Dead Space 2 and 3 remakes

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First spotted by VGC, Gloomwood developer Dillon Rogers shared screenshots of a purported EA survey gauging interest in remakes of Dead Space’s sequels. The horror aficionado in question naturally checked “extremely interested.”

Pfft. The survey EA is sending out. On the wall – the writing. pic.twitter.com/o2f1OPC1zMFebruary 25, 2023

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The ’08 original saw a highly-regarded sequel in 2011, with a more mixed response for 2013’s Dead Space 3 (God, 2013 is already 10 years ago). The series went on ice until January of this year when EA Motive released its Dead Space 1 remake.

The 2023 interpretation of the events aboard the USG Ishimura was an absolute dinger, with PC Gamer’s Sean Martin calling it “definitive” and “an intense, momentum-driven experience” in his review. Indeed, Sean’s only big gripe with the game was that, with all this effort and new technology, Motive wasn’t just allowed to make a Dead Space 4.

That wouldn’t necessarily be out of the cards if EA wants to remake 2 and 3 though. It’s a big company, and I could see the series’ new lease on life encouraging EA to commit multiple studios to a selection of projects. As for Motive, it’s currently working on a singleplayer Iron Man game, though the developer’s creative director, Roman Campos-Oriola, did leave the door open for the possibility of more Dead Space from the studio when talking to VGC: “I cannot speak for the other project, but what I can say is that it’s not uncommon to have studios with multiple projects. Especially in big companies like EA.”

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