Dead Space remake gets release window
We haven’t seen too much footage from EA Motive’s ground-up remake of Dead Space so far, but that doesn’t mean it’s not well into development. In fact, you could be playing the finished product in less than a year.
Yes, the game’s official Twitter account has revealed the release window, and it’s not as far off as you might’ve expected. The new Dead Space will arrive in “early 2023.”
Now, that’s not too specific, but it does seem to indicate that we’ll be stepping back into Isaac Clarke’s big chunky space boots between January and March of next year. (That assuming the game doesn’t get delayed, which is, you know, hard to guarantee these days.)
If that still seems too far off for you, rest assured, you can get another small taste of the game right now. Motive has also released a series of developer diaries highlighting how it’s updating Dead Space‘s audio for the remake. There’s even some actual gameplay footage, so if that’s all you care about, skip to the end.
First up is a look at the new A.L.I.V.E. System, which makes sure that audio like Isaac’s breathing and dialogue will more realistically reflect his current state. (It’s a bit more complicated than that—they’re even modeling his heart rate at all times!)
Next up is a look at the more advanced modeling the team at Motive is using for the remake’s sound occlusion—that is, how sounds bounce around and are muffled by walls between Isaac and the source.
The third dev diary compares the old and new sound effects for two of the game’s weapons: the iconic Plasma Cutter and the Pulse Rifle.
Finally, there’s a brief gameplay video putting it all together. It’s a solid two-minutes of gameplay, though without much of a focus on combat. (You do see Isaac merk one necromorph, though.)
Whew. Still here? You must be really into audio.
Dead Space will launch early next year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC.