EA is reportedly reviving Dead Space while Motive Studio is developing the game. Motive is reportedly developing a “reimagining” of the original Dead Space game, and EA plans to unveil the game during EA Play Live on July 22nd.
The rumor came from GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb, who said Motive Studios is working on EA’s dormant project, which will be revealed at this presentation in July. The Dead Space revival is rumored to be being developed by Motive Studios, which previously created Star Wars: Squadrons. EA Motive previously worked on a project codenamed “Gaia”, but it was closed after six years of development. The new Dead Space is intended to be a reimagining of history, rather than a direct sequel to the original trilogy.
Dead Space 3 came out in 2013 and the series has been dormant since then. At the time, EA denied reports that the company had canceled the series after Dead Space 3, however EA eventually closed Visceral Studios, developer of the Dead Space trilogy, in 2017 while the studio was working on the single-player Star Wars game. Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield has since announced The Callisto Protocol, a new third-person survival horror game being developed by his new studio Striking Distance.
It’s important to note that these are still rumors that Motive Studios is working on a Dead Space revival. Nothing has been officially announced and we won’t know if that’s true or not until EA Play Live arrives. EA Play Live is set for July 22nd and the only game to be in the show is the recently announced Battlefield 2042.