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EA teases ‘early look’ at Dead Space remake in livestream

Motive Studio will discuss development in surprise stream

Artwork of Isaac Clarke from Dead Space Image: Visceral Games/Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts and developer Motive Studio will give Dead Space fans a “very early look” at the development of the sci-fi horror game’s remake on Tuesday. That sneak peek will be streamed on Motive’s Twitch channel on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT.

Given the language used in EA’s tweet — a “very early look at the development” — it’s unclear just how much we’ll see of the new Dead Space itself. EA and Motive didn’t promise a trailer or gameplay, so set your expectations accordingly. (EA hasn’t even announced a release window for the new Dead Space yet.)

Still, based on how little we’ve seen so far and how exciting the prospect of a new Dead Space is, it’s probably worth tuning in for, even if we only get some concept art or high-level discussion about Motive’s design intentions for the remake.

EA and Motive announced their Dead Space remake in July, promising a built-from-the-ground-up game that’s faithful to the 2008 original while featuring all-new assets, new character models, and new environments.

The Dead Space series consisted of three main games, launched between 2008 and 2013, and a pair of spinoffs: puzzle-action game Dead Space Ignition, and rail shooter Dead Space Extraction. The main games were set in the 26th century and starred Isaac Clarke, who battled undead beings known as Necromorphs, which, unlike traditional zombielike enemies, generally had to be dispatched by slicing off their limbs.

One of the co-creators of the Dead Space series, Glen Schofield, is working on a spiritual successor to the games called The Callisto Protocol with his studio Striking Distance. A sci-fi horror game set in the broader PUBG Battlegrounds universe, The Callisto Protocol is slated for release sometime in 2022.

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