Electronic Arts just recently announced the Dead Space remake during its EA Play event in July. While players hope to get their hands on the game soon, the development is actually still in the early stages. EA Motive hosted a live stream event where the developers showcase just how early they are into making Dead Space but we learnt some new things about this awesome looking remake.
One of the biggest new features in the Dead Space remake is related to how players will chop up the alien demon scum. The original trilogy boasted some of the best dismemberment in gaming. Players could use all sorts of weapons and environmental hazards to slice and dice at enemies sending limbs flying. The Dead Space remake is no different. If anything, it has also seen some improvements across the board.
EA Motive says that the Dead Space remake now includes a “body destruction” system that will enable players to carve up and even cook the enemies in “super-precise” ways.
“The body destruction technology that we’re developing, that is allowing us to really remove the flesh off of the bones of the enemy, and to give you a good sense not only of gore … but also of how much damage am I doing to the opponent. Is my weapon actually useful against this one? How close is it to dying? That’s something that to me is really interesting.”
Players will not only have a different visual experience depending on what gun they use against skin or bone but the damage difference will speak volumes for this new “body destruction” system. After a while, players will be able to determine how to aim and shoot different body parts and how different weapons react to the various layers of dismemberment.
EA Motive also shared the first in-engine screenshot of the Dead Space remake and it is looking incredible. The game looked great 13 years ago but this is on a whole new level. The engine makes use of all the fancy new tech available today including global illumination, raytracing, volumetric lighting and more.
The developers also shared new information on the game’s lead character Isaac Clarke. He will have a voice actor in the remake but in order to keep the game authentic to the original, EA Motive set down the ground rules. The developers claim that Isaac Clarke will only speak in the game when spoken to and will sometimes speak in situations where it would seem strange if he didn’t say anything. Isaac Clarke will also be voiced by the original voice actor Gunner Wright. He voiced Clarke in Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3. The original game didn’t have any voice work for the character.
EA Motive says that development for the Dead Space remake is still in the early stages. However, the studio plans on sharing more of these developer live streams in the future to remain open with how they are making the game. Watch the full live stream down below. Dead Space is in development for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.